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Navy Sampath, who was wanted by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, had been arrested yesterday, the Police said.

Hettiarachchi Mudiyanselage Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath was wanted by the CID in connection with the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in 2008 and 2009.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the suspect was arrested by the CID on the Lotus Road in Colombo with a fake identity card.

The Fort Magistrate had earlier issued an open warrant on Navy Sampath, who was a former Lieutenant Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Earlier on several occasion, the CID released photographs of Navy Sampath seeking public assistance to trace the suspect.

The 41-year-old suspect is a resident of Wellampitiya.

Earlier, the CID arrested several Navy officers including former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake in connection with the case. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  Comments - 5

  • BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 14 August 2018 03:21 PM

    Well done CID, no room should be left for State entities to use their authority to terrorize innocent citizens.

    Real Peace Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:16 PM

    I can’t stop praising our CID officers. Well done, sirs

    Dee Tuesday, 14 August 2018 03:46 PM

    So he was in fort all this time? Major threat to National Security! What were our intel people doing? Unless of course??? You know? The 'force' !

    Coconut Republic Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:10 PM

    Well done, CID! It's interesting to note that at the time of capture, he is found with bogus ID. This goes to show how these third grade people are roaming around upon involved in murder acts. Certainly there is team behind this.

    Dee Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:08 PM

    Team? Hope they won't arrange a protest saying 'national security' is at stake due to this arrest.

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