Tamil businessman, Ramasamay Prabhakaran, was abducted from outside his house in the Wellawatte area by an armed gang on Saturday.
The abduction took place front of his mother and daughter, before witnesses saw him being bundled into a white van by seven men armed with assault rifles and hand guns.
Sri Lanka's Sunday Times newspaper, reports Prabhakaran had been detained for two years previously, accused of having links with the LTTE. He was released 16th September due to lack of evidence and all charges were dropped.
Following this, Prabhakaran, had filed a Fundamental Rights case in the Supreme Court. The hearing was due to take place Monday.
Prabhakaran's wife said,
“The armed men were hiding in our compound, surrounded by a brick wall. They grabbed my husband by the neck and dragged him towards the vehicle. He was screaming for help as they sped away,”
“The police told me that the registration number of the white van was a fake,”
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