A gang which abducted the 22-year-old son of a millionaire in Vakarai is demanding Rs. 30 million to free him, police said.
The youth identified as Ananda Krisho had been abducted on Thursday in the Vakarai police division in the Batticaloa district.
He is the son of Nallathambi Thanihasalam who owns a fleet of buses and lorries.
According to the police, a gang had come in a van and parked it near the businessman’s house. A gang member had then given a call asked the businessman to come out. When the millionaire had asked for the name of the caller, he had responded saying he was someone known to everyone.
Police said the caller who demanded the ransom appeared to be a person who unsuccessfully contested the last parliamentary election. He had also contested the last election to the North Central Provincial Council.
However, the businessman had reluctantly sent his son to meet the person but the gang of three had immediately dragged the youth into the vehicle threatening him at gunpoint.
The father had received a call from his son’s mobile phone and a person has threatened the businessman demanding Rs 30 million.
He had received another call from his son yesterday asking demanding for the money. The son had also told him that he was being harassed and already one of his fingers had been broken by the kidnappers. They have threatened to kill the son if the ransom was not paid.
The businessman has not complained to the police about the incident due to fear. However on being informed by some source the police has visited the victim’s house and got a statement from the businessman. Police are now conducting investigations to arrest the extortion gang. (Srinath Prasanna Jayasuriya)
I should ask my dad to open a new account in case I get kidnapped. This is where Sri lanka is heading to "Kidnappers of asia"
Nimba Saturday, 31 March 2012 03:28 AM
These type of lawlessness justifies the resolution passed in UN and bring the state of operation under scrutiniy of international community
bizz Saturday, 31 March 2012 12:24 PM
Miracle of Asia ! @ # $ % ^ ^ & * *
David Thayalan Cohen Saturday, 31 March 2012 04:50 AM
Fusion Saturday, 31 March 2012 05:49 AM
Oh the 'Miracle of Asia'...I am wondering whether they are tracing my IP.
MM Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:00 AM
'Teen Plus' or 'Youth Plus' account you mean....?
cxcb Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:20 AM
and expecting business and qualified people to stay in Sri Lanka and do their business normal ?. way too many abduction in this country and Government don't seem to make any effect to arrest these criminals.
C.K. Lankaputhra Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:52 AM
Make a quick report to Geneva. We are left with that.
citizen1 Saturday, 31 March 2012 07:38 AM
They already have a file on you and me and everyone else commenting I am sure.
Another Saturday, 31 March 2012 07:43 AM
mmm.....I am seeing an opportunity for the Insurance companies.
Zak Saturday, 31 March 2012 09:04 PM
omg! the samething happened to someone I know in Gampola He paid the money and fleed to Canada.. He said it might be the Police who is doing this.. this country is heading in a really bad direction watch out my dear sri lankans over there :(
Nimal Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:13 AM
Excellent - exposing our selves to UN......
keth Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:59 AM
this is called Low and order- what a joke. You have defeated LTTE and planted another monster. Poor SriLankans.
Athi Saturday, 31 March 2012 09:06 AM
Let us pray for the safety of the son. What else we can do?
Conty Sunday, 01 April 2012 09:57 PM
That is quite possible!!!!
marvin Sunday, 01 April 2012 12:52 AM
atleast the LTTE maintained the law and order and never allowed a single unidentified person in to their territories to harm the general public living in those areas. but today only bases, camps, security zones, and big shows only but no security to the people. what a unuseful waste for the country ??
abcdefghijkl Saturday, 31 March 2012 09:52 AM
Time to introduce Capital Punishment!
kid0 Sunday, 01 April 2012 04:01 AM
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