In a statement to the police a 26-year-old youth -- who was abducted by some supporters of parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra -- said he was personally threatened by her, the Police Spokesman said yesterday.
The drapery store employee identified as U. Priyankara told the Dematagoda Police that he was forcibly taken away by six men in a Land Rover Defender on Monday afternoon.
The victim who turned up at the police station around 10.00 p.m. that evening with injuries on his face and body said the men had forcibly taken him in a Defender to an undisclosed location where he was confronted by Ms. Premachandra.
Police said according to the victim's statement he had been asked by her to cease a relationship he was having with the wife of a close supporter of Ms. Hirunika.
However, it is unclear whether the youth had been assaulted by the gang prior to or after his confrontation with the MP. The abductors had reportedly left him on the road following the confrontation.
Although the MP had agreed to send her supporters to the police station immediately after she was contacted by the Dematagoda Police to inquire about the vehicle, registered in her name, used in the abduction, had failed to do so on even till last morning.
The Police were preparing to arrest the identified suspects when they surrendered to the Colombo Crime Division yesterday evening along with the Defender vehicle.
A Senior CCD officer said all six suspects were arrested and statements recorded and would also to record a statement from Ms. Hirunika as well.
The abducted youth who was produced before Colombo JMO on Monday night was admitted to the National Hospital. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)
Video by Indika Sri Aravinda
Comments - 19
Daham Wednesday, 23 December 2015 04:47 AM
Like Father, Like Daughter.
S B Lokuge Wednesday, 23 December 2015 06:33 AM
Let us see what Ranil and his gestapo police will do about this.
willows Wednesday, 23 December 2015 02:04 PM
what is wrong in advising, against an illegal affair, it could lead even murder or committing suicide? so what HIrunika did is correct?
srilankan Wednesday, 23 December 2015 03:06 PM
ooo...give her a break ...... she is cute!!!!! she still is my favorite politician...........
Raj Wednesday, 23 December 2015 03:31 PM
As she has publicly admitted the GUY has been brought to her place by her supporters on the advice of her, she should be arrested now.
RAJAH Wednesday, 23 December 2015 03:33 PM
US embassy and EU will not protest on this incident as it is a Sinhala youth.
ANTON Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:33 AM
KOLONNAWA BANDIT QUEEN ...........
San Wednesday, 23 December 2015 03:46 PM
It is unclear??? what kind of relationship he was having
M.M.M.Zarook Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:11 AM
Let the justice take its course,without any interference by any persons, however mighty they be.
Saman Wednesday, 23 December 2015 04:45 PM
It appears the same abductions have started up again now under the MS-RW Govt. We Sri Lankans will never learn!
Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:21 AM
Advising a young man against having an affair with a married woman is okay, The same advise should have been given to the woman. BUT ABDUCTION IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE.
gotta Wednesday, 23 December 2015 05:06 PM
Vow, Here comes the female version of Mervyn Silva under Yahapalanaya.
Deane Wednesday, 23 December 2015 05:16 PM
What a mess! At least she should have contacted Uncle GOTA to find out how to carry out the abduction!!!
Sri Lankan Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:46 AM
I dedicate this song to all the morons who believed, changing politicians will change the system.
Janaki Wednesday, 23 December 2015 02:02 AM
Maybe love affair. The youth promised to marry and cheated the MP
ANTON Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:52 AM
LOOLA NATHI VALEY, KANAYA PORA VENAVALU .......
rasheed Wednesday, 23 December 2015 10:54 AM
This is the work of Duminda, he has bought her supporters .
Jeff Wednesday, 23 December 2015 03:14 AM
Well done! Bravo!
Nilan Bentara Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:10 AM
I would have done the same. Hey was having an affair with a married woman....
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