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Abducted youth detained in Trinco naval base with knowledge of Sri Lanka’s navy commander

Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told courts today that 11 people abducted by unidentified groups in Colombo during 2008-2009 had been detained at the Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Navy camp under the knowledge of the former navy commander, reports Colombo Telegraph.

Families of the mainly Tamil abducted youth, who were yet to know the fate of their loved ones, listened as the CID told the court that abducted youth had been detained in underground cells in Trincomalee and Colombo. The court urged the CID to hasten investigations and bring closure to the case as soon as possible.

The CID named the personal bodyguard of the former navy commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda as the main suspect behind the abductions.

Sampath Munasinghe was reported to have accompanied a group that abducted 5 Tamil youths in 2009. National Identity Cards and passports of four of the missing youth were found in Mr Munasinghe’s room.

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