A 26-year-old youth employed in a Dematagoda drapery store was abducted in broad daylight by an unidentified gang that came in a Land Rover Defender, which was allegedly owned by Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday.
ASP Gunasekara said a gang of about six men in the Defender bearing registration number 62-1859 had forcibly taken away a youth employed as a sales person in the drapery store around 2.30 pm yesterday.
The youth identified as U. Priyankara is a resident of Sewanagala and is temporarily boarded in Kolonnawa, police said.
The owners of the drapery store had immediately informed the Dematagoda Police about the abduction and a special police team had initiated inquiries.
The police who gained the vehicle registration number of the Defender from surrounding CCTV camera images had learnt from the Department of Motor Traffic that the vehicle was registered under MP Hirunika Premachandra's name.
Dematagoda Police contacted the UNP Parliamentarian to learn that the vehicle was registered under her name about 12 days ago and that belonged to her.
ASP Gunasekara also said that an investigation was underway by the Dematagoda Police in connection with the abduction.
He said the MP who appeared not to know anything about the incident involving her vehicle had agreed to send her subordinates to the Dematagoda Police Station along with the vehicle yesterday evening.
However, the condition or whereabouts of the abducted youth was yet to be established by late last night.
Several attempts to contact MP Premachandra for a comment were also not successful.(Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)
Comments - 32
ram Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:19 AM
correction. we are under new gov. so say white defender. era
Perumal Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:22 AM
The registration number of her vehicle might have been used by a gang to mislead the Police
Appu Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:52 AM
Using her vehicle number by her opponents to make bad name to the beautiful MP.People with common sense will understand.
Sri Lankan Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:52 AM
I cannot believe Sri Lanka expected changed by flipping the coin over...
ANTON Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:18 AM
CHINTANAYA IS WHITE COLOUR, YAHAPAALA IS BLACK COLOUR.
Aruna Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:49 AM
Why?? She is married now!
Mason Tuesday, 22 December 2015 11:56 AM
Is this going to be a black van culture ! Normally the vehicle owner should have been taken into custody, but under "yahapalanaya" it works differently I presume.
Vimal Carlos Tuesday, 22 December 2015 03:40 AM
She just needed some boy toy for the night .
MR Tuesday, 22 December 2015 04:14 AM
Very interesting! Ane Appachi, mokada dan, kalekata passe, Honda wade.
nan Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:08 PM
what a shame and disgrace for a person who spoke of good governance all along
"Normally" the police would have suppressed investigations, and this would not be a media story the next day.
Sirisena Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:05 AM
Better come up with a good explanation, putha.
Cobra Tuesday, 22 December 2015 06:27 AM
clueless Tuesday, 22 December 2015 12:38 PM
Any kind of abductions should immediately be stopped. Need police to act and bring the culprits to justice.
Wellwisher Tuesday, 22 December 2015 07:53 AM
Those who know about her father knows that this lady also not second to her father on her actions.
kk Tuesday, 22 December 2015 07:58 AM
Yahapalana White Van in action, wenasa sapadha
Neville Tuesday, 22 December 2015 08:03 AM
Good use of the vehicle permits given to legislators instead giving them to doctors and government servents
mnsmart Tuesday, 22 December 2015 08:11 AM
Janmeta wadaaa Purudda lokui
DHA Tuesday, 22 December 2015 08:28 AM
This was not the firs time she was involved in incidents like this.....its just the previous regime babies are simple growing up.....
Sapu Tuesday, 22 December 2015 02:24 PM
The UNP should kick her out of the party now
Wele Vidane Tuesday, 22 December 2015 08:37 AM
Might be for her emergency requirement.
sobers Tuesday, 22 December 2015 08:44 AM
So she is up to dirty tricks using her political mileage. The story of "Kettle calling the Pot Black". Disgraceful act!
chams Tuesday, 22 December 2015 04:00 PM
Well, this should be not a surprise, given the family history!
Giabao Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:13 AM
was it a white color jeep ?
TONY Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:35 AM
IMAGE DAMAGING. SHE CAN ONLY FOLLOW DS BY SAYING I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING
raj Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:37 AM
I think the MP did not involve or know what was going with her vehicle. Those did this should be behind bar forever and confiscate their property and sell it and give the amount to poor children.
Kolonnawe Duminda Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:39 AM
wenasa sepada Rathane..?
Banda Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:45 AM
pray for that Youth LOL
Mukthar Mohamed Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:48 AM
The good thing about yahapalanaya is that police is able to tell this to the people, if it was the previous regime? what will happen to this news? who will disclose what? yahapalanaya is "apita sepai" Kalalanni nodaking rajagey palanayata wada.
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