Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Navy commander ordered to give details of serving officers in case of abduction of Tamil youths

A Sri Lankan Navy commander has been ordered to provide details of all officers who served under him as the investigation into the disappearance of 11 Tamil youths was taken up in court on Wednesday.

Judge Jayaratne at the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court ordered Lt. Commander Prasad Hettiarachchi to provide the details to the Criminal Investigation Department.

The remanded Navy spokesperson D. K. P. Dassanayake was among 7 Navy officers to appear in court over the abductions.

The case has been adjourned until December 13.

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.