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Former Sri Lankan navy commander summoned to court again over abductions

A former Sri Lankan navy commander has been re-issued court summons for the fourth time in connection with the abduction and murder of 11, mostly Tamil, youths from Colombo between 2008 and 2009.

The former Sri Lankan navy chief Wasantha Karannagoda is the 14th suspect named in the case and failed to appear in court on Sunday and all previous sittings.

While evading all previous summons, Karannagoda was promoted to the highest rank in the Sri Lankan military in September by then-president Maithripala Sirisena.

Meanwhile, the the original documents pertaining to the CID investigations on the abductions have been forwarded to the presidential commission probing the ‘political victimisation’ of public sector officials.

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