Jul 20, 2017

Fate of 28 missing youths revealed Featured

The CID has revealed the fate of 28 youths who had been been abducted by the Navy, including 11 who went missing nine years ago.

During two years of investigation and interrogation of suspects, it has gathered the information, which is being investigated further.

In due course, that information will be submitted to courts, CID sources say.

More arrests likely

More arrests are likely with regard to the abductions that had been carried out with the intention of extorting money.

So far, nine suspects are under arrest, including former Navy spokesman D.K.P. Dassanayake.

Pursuant to a complaint by the then Navy chief Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda to the police headquarters, the 2008 disappearnces of the 11 youths began to be investigated in June that year.

The identity cards and a passport of four of the missing youths identified as Susai Pillai of Mannar, Roshan Leon, Kasturi Arachchige Anton of Kotahena and Jegan of Trincomalee, 450 bullets, a mobile phone and promissory notes for around Rs. one million were found from the car belonging to Karannagoda’s bodyguard, identified as ‘Navy Sampath.’

The matter began to be investigated properly only in 2015.