Oct 25, 2018

2009 twin abduction : Lt. Commander arrested, remanded

Navy Intelligence officer Lieutenant Commander Sampath Dayananda was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday.

This is over the alleged abduction of two persons in Wellampitiya in 2009. He was remanded till today by Acting Magistrate K.S.A. Amaradiwakara.

The CID had filed charges against five persons including Sampath Dayananda for charges including abducting and disappearing of two persons in 2009.

CID’s Organized Crimes Division Unit OIC Nishantha Silva told court that the officer was arrested over the alleged abduction and disappearance of Vadivelu Yoganathan and Rathnasami Paramanandan.

The investigators filing a B report before court said the abductors had taken away the mobile phone, jewellery and cash of the victims at that time.

Loganathan’s vehicle was found at the Welisara Navy Camp dismantled into 72 pieces.

Considering these submissions, the acting Magistrate fixed hearing for today (25).

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