Lieutenant Commander alleged to have abducted Kotahena resident further remanded


Lieutenant Commander Dhammika Anil Mapa, a Navy Intelligence officer attached to the Welisara Navy camp, arrested for allegedly abducting a resident of Kotahena in 2009, was ordered to be further remanded till May 2 by Colombo Additional Magistrate J. Trotsky, today.

The CID informed Court that the van of Vadivelu Pakkili Sami Loganathan was found at the Welisara Navy Camp while being discarded and cut into 72 pieces.

The Colombo Crimes Division initiated investigations into abductions of Vadivelu Pakkili Sami Loganathan and Rathnasami Paramanandan on the instructions of the IGP following a complaint by then Navy Commander Wasantha Karannagoda in 2009.

The CID also informed the court that 11 abducted individuals were detained at the Trincomalee underground detention centre violating their basic human rights. 

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