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Abducted Tamil man from Jaffna found detained in Colombo

A Tamil man who was abducted by a white van from his home in Jaffna last week, has been found in Sri Lanka's notorious Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Colombo, reports Ceylon News.

Rajadurai Jeyanthan was abducted by armed men claiming to be from Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division in a white van last Sunday. His mother, who has since been desperately searching for his whereabouts was initially told he had been taken to Boosa Detention Camp in the Sinhala south of the island.

However Mr Jeyanthan's wife Menaka Jeyanthan told Ceylon News on Sunday that they had finally located him.

“Although we were told earlier that he had been sent to the Boosa detention camp, we visited him this morning (April 17) at the 4th Floor of the CID in Colombo,” she said.

The fourth floor of the CID headquarters in Colombo is infamous for torturing detainees. See one account from 2012 here.

An official at the Jaffna HRC had earlier told Ceylon News that abductions have continued in the North-East, with Rajadurai Jeyanthan's case being the third complaint they have received in April alone.

Also see our earlier posts:

Sri Lankan officers tell mother abducted son is in Boosa (15 Apr 2016)

Man abducted by white van in Jaffna (13 Apr 2016)

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