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Former navy spokesperson charged over disappearance of 11 Tamils misses court hearing

Colombo Fort magistrate, Lanka Jayaratne ordered prison authorities to produce a report explaining why Sri Lanka's former navy spokesperson, Commodore D K P Dassanayake was not present at his scheduled court hearing today. 

The magistrate also queried why Commodore Dassanayake was currently being held at the Welisara Navy hospital, instead of the prison hospita. 

He was arrested in July this year over the disappearance of 11 Tamil youths during 2008 - 2009. 

An arrest warrant was also issued today for Lt. Col. Prasad Hettiarachchi, who is currently absconding court, for his alleged involvement in the crime, Colombo Page reported.