Amila Priyanga Amarasinghe, the 34-year-old man who was allegedly abducted by several supporters of UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra, said today that he did not know why he was abducted.
He denied having an affair with a woman as claimed.
Commenting on Monday's incident, he said eight supporters of Hirunika Premachandra had entered the shop in Dematagoda where he worked and ordered him to come outside and talk with them.
“I told them to ask my boss for permission to take me out. They then scolded me and assaulted me. They dragged me out of the shop by my shirt collar while assaulting me, and put me into a black "Defender" vehicle which belonged to Ms. Premachandra,” he said.
He said the men had pushed his boss away when he asked them for their identity cards: “They said they were from the police and did not need to reveal their identity.”
He said he asked them where they were taking him and they said, "to a police station". “Then they took me to Ms. Premachandra’s office,” he said.
The place was crowded. The abductors had dragged him out and thrown him into the office as if they were going to kill him, he said.
Ms. Premachandra had then entered the office and told him he had been abducted at the request request of one of her supporters.
“She said she was a lawyer and knew how to protect herself. She said she had the power to kidnap me any time she wanted to,” he said.
He said Ms. Premachandra received telephone call about fifteen minutes afterward.
“The caller told her that my boss had lodged a complaint with the Dematagoda Police. She then asked me to tell him that they hadn’t hurt me and had brought me back safe and sound. She also asked me to get the complaint withdrawn,” he said.
“The abductors said that I could come to them if my boss fired me. Then they sent me back to the shop in a three-wheeler," he said.
He said that he had no connection with Hirunika Premachandra or her supporters. “I can’t even face the people now,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
The reason for him to return alive was the abductors knowing that the video footage of this incident was captured in a CCTV.
SL Thursday, 24 December 2015 09:43 AM
Seriously, who elect such trash?
sg Thursday, 24 December 2015 04:46 PM
KEEP RULE Of LAW.
Sapu Thursday, 24 December 2015 04:49 PM
Marapana resigned to protect good governance! She should too!
Jagath Thursday, 24 December 2015 09:56 AM
Then white vans, now Defenders. No difference then and now.
Sapu Thursday, 24 December 2015 05:04 PM
Marapana had to go and Hirunika will too when RW returns
Samantha Thursday, 24 December 2015 05:28 PM
As long as thugs can impersonate police officers this way there will be no law and order in this country.But before that... there should be a rule that no government official is allowed to arrest or remove anyone without producing proper identification.
Gintota Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:06 PM
ahmed Thursday, 24 December 2015 11:55 AM
Abducted by defender and the guy return alive. Earlier abducted by white van an disappeared forever. That is the difference.
Be Fair Thursday, 24 December 2015 11:57 AM
"Countdown has begun for RW Govt"......well actually it should be "Downtime has begun for all Sri Lankans [the way its going]"
Jeff Thursday, 24 December 2015 07:29 PM
Well done Hirunika!. The victim deserve for punoshment.
roshan Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:00 PM
he says he was abducted for no reason,,,,,. who would tell that he was having an affair with a married woman... this is another silva story....
Sene Thursday, 24 December 2015 07:30 PM
Hirunika should give her seat to Rosy
Esala Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:03 PM
Nothing wrong. Think first Different buns need different type of bananas. No one can stop that. No need to sdmit in front of media. They are not children they can do what they wish.
Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 24 December 2015 08:49 PM
Abduction is a criminal offence, but no one abducts another person and assaults him for the fun of it !!! That is what I meant.
onlooker Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:39 PM
Adopted by yahapalana.
Appachi Thursday, 24 December 2015 04:17 AM
Ohoma Palanaya karagena yamu ithin....
Henry M Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:57 PM
No more white vans; black vans have taken over by the female boss of Kollanawa
Push Thursday, 24 December 2015 05:42 AM
This is probably the true colour of her.
Karu Thursday, 24 December 2015 05:54 AM
Whatever it may be, Countdown has begun for RW government.
surasena Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:03 PM
Looks same yet different: one who went by white van was gone for ever while the one who went in black defender came back.
gayan Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:06 PM
A fool still living in lie.
gayan Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:08 PM
They are consulting their bosses how to spin this story.
Kugan Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:14 AM
Premalal Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:26 AM
The plot thickens.
wije Thursday, 24 December 2015 01:21 PM
We admire this yahapalana government, police and media for exposing this incident and bringing this incident to the notice of the public.If this incident has taken place during the previous regime it will be a completely different story.We expect Hirunika to be punished according to the prevailing law.
Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:40 AM
Abducted for no reason? Unbelievable !!!!
spirit Thursday, 24 December 2015 06:51 AM
She has a Good future as far as Sr Lanka Politics are concerned....keep it up....well done.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 25 December 2015 11:11 AM
If the wife is having an affair with another man, it is the fault of the wife also... need two hands to clap. Both are consenting adults, however polygamy is illegal, therefore the best thing u cud do is to go to the police n file a case. Chek with ur own wife first y she is continuing this affair with this other man and then decide to divorce her. Under any circumstance, one cannot kidnap and try to kill a person....no way.
sarath Thursday, 24 December 2015 02:20 PM
She is the judge, jury or the almighty god.According to her principles Duminda was probably right ?BP
DN Thursday, 24 December 2015 08:04 AM
It is not clear what is the reason for the abduction. The person will never admit in front of media he is having a affair with a married woman. Keep politics a side. Think what would be the situation, you would face, if some one has a affair with your wife or husband.
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