Kindelpitiya hands over info on ‘white van’ abductions to CID

Kindelpitiya hands over info on ‘white van’ abductions to CID

February 13, 2015   03:51 pm

Democratic Party (DP) Western Provincial Council member Susil Kindelpitiya today handed over information to the CID regarding 13 alleged disappearances and ‘white van’ abductions which had taken place during the previous government.

Speaking to reporters outside the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) building, the Provincial Councilor stated that after Maithripala Sirisena was elected as the President, several families in Colombo had visited him and allayed their grievances pertaining to the abduction of family members.

Kindelpitiya, in his letter to the Director of the CID, had also requested for investigations to be carried out based on the recent revelation made by former Minister Mervyn Silva, alleging that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the architect of the ‘white van’ culture in Sri Lanka.

The Provincial Councilor also submitted a list of the 13 persons allegedly abducted during the previous regime and one abduction attempt. Their names are as follows:

1. Kasthuriarachchi Antony
2. Mohamed Dilan
3. Rajeev Naganathan
4. Viswanathan Pradeep
5. Mohamed Sajid
6. Ramalingam Thilakesvaran
7. Janaka Prabath Dodampe Gamage
8. M.A. Pradeep Krishantha
9. N.A. Premaratna
10. Kelum Nishantha Peter
11. Gayan Priyashantha
12. Chaminda Anura Jayalath
13. M.S. Mohamed Farook
14. Ravindra Udayashantha (Abduction Attempt)


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