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Wanted Sri Lankan navy commander arrested over abduction and murder of Tamils

Former Sri Lankan Navy Lieutenant Commander Prasad Chandana Hettiarachchi, alias 'Navy Sampath', has been arrested by Sri Lankan authorities after skipping bail earlier this year.

Lieutenant Commander Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi is the main suspect in the case of the Sri Lankan navy abducting and murdering 11 Tamil youths from 2008 to 2009. He had been evading authorities ever since he was released on bail earlier this year. He was reportedly arrested at Lotus Road in Colombo with a false identity card.

He is due to be produced in Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court Wednesday.

A former Naval Media Spokesperson and five others including three naval officers have been arrested over the murders so far.


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