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Canteen Owners’ Association Chief Asela Sampath abducted: Family claims

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All Island Canteen Owners' Association (AICOA) Chief Asela Sampath has been allegedly abducted, by a group who had claimed that they were CID, at his residence in Pelawatta, his family said.

The people who came to the house were not in police uniforms, Mr. Sampath's wife said.

The vehicle used to allegedly abduct the activist, a van, had borne the registration plate number NE 0833, she said.

However, police media unit said they were unaware of the incident.

Meanwhile, Samagi Jana Balawegaya leader Sajith Premadasa said SJB would provide free legal support on behalf of Asela Sampath.

"We shall ensure that his rights are protected and secured," he said.

  Comments - 7

  • Bernard Saturday, 26 June 2021 07:31 AM

    Is this a para-military unit to silence opponents?

    countryman Saturday, 26 June 2021 07:49 AM

    Latest CROCODILE story.

    CROCODILE Saturday, 26 June 2021 10:09 AM

    The base less accusation or talks must be stopped. This leads the country no where

    Lawless Saturday, 26 June 2021 10:50 AM

    Other "protesters " take note.

    No mercy Saturday, 26 June 2021 10:54 AM

    Abduction was a ordinary happenings in our country about a decade ago . Hope it has not started again

    Manage Saturday, 26 June 2021 11:49 AM

    What is the colour of the van?if it is send by rajapakse brothers ,then it might be white house van for funeral service.Inform to Rajitha immediately for press conference.

    Buddhist Saturday, 26 June 2021 06:34 PM

    Arresting without court order is a crime. Courts must take control and take IGP into custody immediately. If the PM of Bangladesh can be removed by court order the courts in SL can lock up IGP.


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