A third former Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) commander, Kanathippillai Sivamoorthy (known as Nagulan) was abducted in Jaffna today, before being found hours later in custody of Sri Lanka’s infamous Terrorism Investigation Division.
Following his abduction, Nagulan's mother filed a complaint with Sri Lanka's human rights commission.
Nagulan had previously been detained by the Sri Lankan military and put through the government's 'rehabilitation' scheme before being released.
The latest arrest comes just days after the arrest of another former LTTE cadre by Sri Lanka’s Terrorist Investigation Department (TID).
Another Tamil man who was also abducted by a white van from his home in Jaffna earlier this month, was subsequently found in Sri Lanka's notorious Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Colombo.