Disappearances in Sri Lanka from Oct.

2011 – March 2012 (based on media reports) 5th April 2012 (Update of list published on 25th February 2012 and available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/82834794/Abductions-Since-October-2011-in-Sri-Lanka-Summary-List) Name Date / time Where Incident type Details Title with source/link

MARCH 2012
Kotte- Near the Raja Maha Viharaya (Colombo district) Minister Jeevan’s Brother In law abducted by white van (translation from Sinhalese) http://www.lankaviews.com/sn/index.php?option=com_content&vi ew=article&id=14227:2012-03-27-07-59-18&catid=35:2008-10-1308-30-14&Itemid=48 Sri lanka ruling party member abducted and released http://www.colombopage.com/archive_12/Mar27_1332831275CH. php


Sagara Senartne

26th March

Abducted and released

Released in Ja-ela (Gampaha district)



Possibly 26th March

Unknown – possibly also in Kotte as in incident no. 1 (Colombo district)

According to Sagra Senaratne Abduction who was abducted on the same day another man was held in a similar position in the back seat.

White van Abductions are under the directions of president and Gota as confirmed by Sagara the Victimhttp://www.tbcuk.net/?p=6624 I owe my life to Rajapakses http://english.srilankamirror.com/2012/03/i-owe-my-life-torajapaksas/


Abducted by an unidentified gang in a van while she was walking to her vehicle after Near a leading school in Bambalapitiya (Colombo district) school. Abducted-girl escaped The victim without panicking had managed to jump out of the van when it slowed down due to traffic congestion and ran into a nearby house and asked for help. Girl abducted near leading school; escapes sans earnings http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=articledetails&page=article-details&code_title=48035 Vishaka student escapes from kidnappers (in Sinhalese) http://www.gossiplankanews.com/2012/03/vishaka-studentescapes-from-kidnappers.html



(School girl)

Around 20th


Muslim Man




Muslim Man

Aduruppu Street, Colombo(near a Home for Elders)


Abducted by a group of men in a white van.

Another two abducted in Colombo (Sinhala Translation)http://www.lankaviews.com/sn/index.php?option=com_content&vi ew=article&id=14178:2012-03-20-20-06-35&catid=35:2008-10-1308-30-14&Itemid=48 President Idi Mahin’s white Van abducts two Muslim businessmen http://withouto.tk/browse.php?u=9d82888489377a00Oi8vbGFua2 FlbmV3cy5jb20vRW5nbGlzaC9uZXdzLnBocD9pZD0xMjc5MA%3 D%3D&b=0&f=norefer


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Veddah youth Veddah youth Veddah youth

Not sure (report of 17th March says “recent days”)

Hennanigala in Dehiattakandiya (Badulla district)


Another person from same community has been killed and this incident seems to be linked to that. Two wildlife department officers and a member of the Civil Defense Force have been arrested for the murder

Veddah chieftain warns of a war in the jungles http://english.srilankamirror.com/2012/03/veddah-chieftain-warnsof-a-war-in-the-jungles/ Sri Lanka’s Indigenous people clash with wildlife officials for the rights of jungle life1 http://www.w3lanka.com/2012/03/sri-lankasindigenous-people-clash-with.html


Maalu Priyantharesident of Borella Sahaspura area

11th March

One media report stated he was abducted while driving a motorcycle to Wanathamulla while another report stated he was abducted from 34 Watte (Colombo district)

Another drug lord abducted http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=articledetails&page=article-details&code_title=47313 Abducted by an unidentified group in a white van. While he was driving towards Wanatamulle Maalu Priyantha abducted by armed men in white van http://www.srilankabrief.org/2012/03/maalu-priyantha-abductedby-armed-men.html



Second article names the person killed as 24 year old Thalawarige Sunila, and says he was killed on 14th of March.



Ravindra Udayashantha (Kolonnawa UC Chairman)

10th March

Not clear whether the attempt was made at his residence or Umagiliya Grounds Kolonnawa where he was attending a sports event. (Colombo district)

Attempted Abduction

The abduction was foiled by supporters of the UC chairman who after a shuffle apprehended the driver, and four others. The UC chairman confirmed those apprehended to be from the Special forces in the Sri Lankan Army.

White Van Abduction Foiled - http://www.ceylontoday.lk/27-3337news-detail-white-van-abduction-foiled.html Army says troops did not abduct Mayor http://www.thehub.asia/army-says-troops-did-not-abduct-mayor/ Criminal white van record of Rajapakses exposed: culprits released unlawfully –hereunder are the startling facts http://www.srilankabrief.org/2012/03/criminal-white-van-record-ofrajapakses.html


Not mentioned(according to the second link, a 43 year old fisherman)

10th March2 1 am

Modara area (Colombo district)


Abducted by an unidentified group in a white van and complaint made to Modera Police

Another white van abduction (translation) http://www.lankatruth.com/sinhala/index.php?option=com_content &view=article&id=1971:2012-03-10-11-1756&catid=41:local&Itemid=74 Person abducted in Modarahttp://www.nnn.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id =1720%3Aperson-abducted-in-modara&catid=28%3Alocal-news2-english&lang=en&Itemid=10


Incident 11 and 12 maybe same, the alleged place of abduction and place where Police complaint has lodged are different, but they are nearby



Not mentioned (male)

10th March-(9th March according to 2nd link)3

Mutuwali area (Colombo distict)


Abducted by a group of men in white van and complaint made to Mutuwal Police

Man aducted in Mutuwall Colombo http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?220AKR300hcRG4eeABp Zcbb9bYiddd12b3accstG2e44RRk2024CK032 Man abducted in Mutuwall Colombo http://www.vivalanka.com/news/page.jsp?articleid=278440


Nadasuriya Arachige Premaratne alias Nawasuda

9th Marcharound midnight

At his residence in Mattakuliya (Colombo district)


Abducted by around 7-8 unknown young men in a grey van bearing No: PE 6363. Calls requesting for ransom of Rs. 200,000 were made to the wife on the 11th, 12th and 13th March.

Senior lawyer confronts CID chief over abduction of client http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=articledetails&page=article-details&code_title=47779


Not mentioned (Businessman)

8th March

Not mentioned, but appears to be near Tangalle (Hambantota district)

Abducted and rescued by the police on the 10th March

Rescued by the police on the 10th March. Suspects demanding ransom of 3 million were arrested by the police.

Abducted businessman rescued http://www.ceylontoday.lk/163305-news-detail-abducted-businessman-rescued.html Kidnap and ransom plot goes awry http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=17288


Ms. Sudhan Thissha (Grade 8 student)

8th March

Police DivisionKopai Area ( Jaffna District)


The girl had left for school in the morning, and not returned home ever since.

School Girl reported missing in Koppai.http://lankasrinews.net/view.php?20SAMK20e1lOA4eadBmAcadB 5Yoddc4Y53ac4YmB2e44mOl2023QMU32

Incident 11 and 12 maybe same, the alleged place of abduction and place where Police complaint has lodged are different, but they are nearby


Kosala Ekanayake (Son of former provincial councilor Nandana Ekanayake) 27th February around 3 am At his residence. It appears to be in Mawathagama, although not mentioned. (Kurunegela district) I’nuvil (Jaffna district) Abducted by two unidentified men pretending to be police officers. They had forcefully carried the individual to their vehicle and driven off. Reported to have been released after being warned not to criticize the government Investigations Underway http://www.ceylontoday.lk/16-2994-news-detail-investigationsunderway.html Ex-UNP organizers son abducted http://www.srilankabrief.org/2012/02/ex-unp-organizers-sonabducted.html#more


Abducted and released

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Not named (Ex LTTE cadre)

Between 27th Feb. – 6th March

Abducted Five ex LTTE members abducted since February 27 http://www.freeproxyserver.ca/index.php?btxmnercdeqt=aHR0cDo vL3d3dy50YW1pbG5ldC5jb20vYXJ0Lmh0bWw%2FY2F0aWQ9M TMmYW1wO2FydGlkPTM0OTUz

Not named (Ex LTTE cadre) Not named (Ex LTTE cadre) Between 27th Feb. – 6th March Killinochi and Mullativu districts


Five ex LTTE members abducted since February 27 http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2012/3/74930_space.html

Not named (Ex LTTE cadre)


Five ex LTTE members abducted since February 27

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Mr Mutthiah Subramanium (Ex LTTE member) 42 year old businessman belonging to an underworld gang

27th Feb around 9 pm

Killinochi (Killinochi district)


Abducted by two men in a vehicle who said that he was being taken for questioning.

http://www.freeproxyserver.ca/index.php?btxmnercdeqt=aHR0cDo vL3d3dy50YW1pbG5ldC5jb20vYXJ0Lmh0bWw%2FY2F0aWQ9M TMmYW1wO2FydGlkPTM0OTUz Businessman abducted from Dehiwela

14th Feb., around 8.30pm

Dehiwela railway station (Colombo district)


Abducted by group of armed men in a van

http://www.ceylontoday.lk/newsdetail.php?news_id=2636&news_category_id=16 Suspected Abducted Outside Colombo High Courts http://www.ceylontoday.lk/e-paper.php Heroin suspect abducted outside High Court http://epaper.dailymirror.lk/epaper/viewer.aspx A burning body, believed to be of an abducted suspect found in Sri Lanka capital http://www.colombopage.com/archive_12/Feb14_1329236098CH. php

Mr. Melhias Chandrapala

12th Feb 2012 1.00pm


alias Mervin Resident of Dutugamunu Mawatha, Piliyandala

Outside High court premise Colombo (Colombo district)

Abducted (One media reported that the body found burning at Boteju Mawatha, Colombo 5 on 14th February is his body

Abducted by a group of six men who had come in a white van while he had been escorted by prison officers to the prison bus. The men had had automatic guns with them. The victim had come to the high court to sign bail papers.

Mr. Ramasamy Prabakaran


Feb 2012


Businessmen who had filed a court case against torture by Police

3.30 pm

Outside his residence in Wellawatte, Colombo 6 (Colombo district)


Abducted by a group in a white van. There had been around seven men all armed with pistols and shot guns. Later abductors had asked for a ransom of Rs 100 million for his release.

Tamil businessman who filed FR case against police abducted at Wellawatte by armed group in white van http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/4199 SRI LANKA: Abductors threaten the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka http://www.humanrights.asia/news/alrc-news/human-rightscouncil/hrc19/ALRC-CWS-19-10-2012 Abductors demand Rs100 mn to release businessman http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=articledetails&page=article-details&code_title=45148



Mr. B. Dinesh Sanjaya Fernando (35)

9th Feb around 8 am

Dehiwela area (Colombo district)


Abducted by a group in a white van. Reason for abduction not known. Van no250-1808. Complaint made with Dehiwala police Abducted by an unidentified group while returning from school and released the next day. Reason for abduction not known.

White Van abduction in Dehiwela http://www.lankasrinews.net/view.php?20SAMA20e1lOU4eadBmI cadB5Yoddc4Y53ac4YmB3e44mOl2023QMK32 White van abduction in Dehiwala http://www.ceylontoday.lk/newsdetail.php?news_id=2411&news_category_id=16 Abducted boy return home http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAMA20exlOU4eadBm KcadB5Yoddc4Y53ac4YmB2e43mOl2023QMK32

Mr. S. Roshan


(Grade 8 student St Patricks – Jaffna)



Jaffna district

Abducted and released


Mr. Sajith Sandaruwan (2d year Jayawardenapura University student)

2nd Feb. around 11.15am

Abducted while walking to his lodgings from the University (Colombo district)

Abducted and released

After abducting, had assaulted, dumped him on the road and fled.

J’Pura student abducted by white van http://www.lankatruth.com/english/index.php?option=com_content &view=article&id=1399:j-pura-student-abducted-by-whitevan&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74

J’Pura University student abducted and assaulted4 http://www.srilankabrief.org/2012/02/jpura-university-studentabducted-and.html


Second article lists his name as S. P. Sajith.



Mr. Janaka Prabath (Kolonnawa Urban Council Chairman’s brother)

2nd Feb. around 12noon

Abducted near the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Wellampitiya (Colombo district)


Abducted by an unidentified group in a white van. One article indicated that the family believes that he has been killed.

Kollonnawa UC Chairman’s brother abducted in white van http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=16772 Yet Another white van Abduction http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/10733-yetanother-white-van-abduction Kolonnawa UC Chairman holds army responsible http://www.ceylontoday.lk/27-3337-news-detail-white-vanabduction-foiled.html


Mr. Muthusami Anandarasa



Not mentioned (suspected to be Jaffna district)

Went missing and found dead.

Body was recovered by the Chunnagam police from a toilet pit on 4th Feb.(in Jaffna district)

Body of a male recovered from toilet pit in Jaffna http://www.lankasrinews.net/view.php?20VFMF20edgUO4ebdBs1 cbdGdZYddc6172ac42tD4e43sXg2023ONS32

Disappeared from Tissa, dead body near Air Force camp (Translation from Sinhalese) Not sure – police complaint lodged on 21st Jan. Appears to be Senapura, Tissamaharama (Hambantota district)

Body was recovered in a jungle Missing and found dead area between Wirawila Air Force camp and open prison, along with his clothes and cycle


L. Dharmadhasa

http://www.lankatruth.com/sinhala/index.php?option=com_content&view=article& id=2056:2012-03-17-06-48-12&catid=41:local&Itemid=74 Missing man found murdered http://www.sundaytimes.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view= article&id=17087:missing-man-found-murdered&catid=1:latestnews&Itemid=547



Arnold (organizer of Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK) in Jaffna city and a former representative of Jaffna University Student Union)

Missing ITAK representative in Jaffna under ‘investigation’ in Colombo Been reported missing after being invited to Colombo by a person yet to be identified. http://www.globaltamilnews.net/GTMNEditorial/tabid/71/articleTyp Allegedly abducted and Abducted subjected to investigations by the CID of the Sri Lankan Police in Colombo e/ArticleView/articleId/72742/language/en-US/Missing-ITAKrepresentative-in-Jaffna-under-investigation-in-Colombo.aspx ITAK Jaffna representative goes missing http://www.eelamnation.net/elem/newsdetails.php?newsId=6351

Around 20th Jan


Panadura Donald alias Maligawatte Donald (male)

8th Jan.

Moratuwa while traveling to Colombo from Panadura (Colombo district)

Abducted and released

Believed to have been abducted by Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s “white van clan”. Released 10th Jan. One of Minister Mervyn Silva’s coordinating secretaries.

Mervyn’s Donald abductedhttp://www.lankajournal.com/2012/01/mervyn%E2%80%99sdonald-abducted/ Abducted Donald released http://www.vivalanka.com/news/page.jsp?articleid=257995

Mr. Buddhika Dinesh.


Resident of Ferguson road, Thotanlanga

3rd Jan.

Place of abduction not mentioned – appears to be Thotalanga, (Colombo district)

Abducted and found dead

Reported to have been abducted by a group of men in a white van. Body was found near the Kelaniya river by the police on the 4th of Jan. shot in the head

Man Abducted By White Van Found Dead In Grand Pass http://www.lankajournal.com/2012/01/man-abducted-by-white-vanfound-dead-in-grand-pass/ In Sri Lanka abductions and murder continue in the new year http://www.lankastandard.com/2012/01/in-sri-lanka-abductionsand-murder-continue-in-the-new-year/ Another white van abductee found dead http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/9971-anotherwhite-van-abductee-found-dead


Mr. S Mohamed Nisthar


Owner of a centre rehabilitating drug addicts

2nd Jan.

At that time he had been on his way to a filling station (Puttalam district)

Abducted and found dead

Abducted by a group of men in a white van. Body found in Puttalam (Puttalam district) - had been shot in the head

Another White van abductee found dead http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/9971-anotherwhite-van-abductee-found-dead Abducted by white van & murdered http://www.lankatruth.com/english/index.php?option=com_content &view=article&id=1012:abducted-by-white-van-amurdered&catid=42:smartphones&Itemid=74


Mr. Lilantha Dabare

Morning of 1st Jan.

Thalawathugoda (Colombo district)

Abducted and shot to death

Was abducted by a rival gang in a van. Was shot dead at Thalawathugoda. Body was found near Ekamuthu Mawatha, Kimbula Ela Road.

Gang Leader abducted and shot to deathhttp://lankacnews.com/english/news/gang-leader-abductedand-shot-to-death/ Man abducted and shot dead in Thalangama http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=16342 Abductee shot dead on Thalawatugoda - Kimbulawela road http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/01/02/sec08.asp

Mr. Heenatiyana Madawala Indika Dinesh Chandrasiri Silva (Govt member of Minuwangoda Pradeshiya Sabha) Olussa bridge near Kotadeniyawa (Gampaha district) The body which was found under a bridge was made to appear as if the cause of death was a road accident, but police probing the case believe that the man was kidnapped and killed after a brawl. PS Member’s dead body found under a bridge http://www.srilankamirror.com/english/the-news/9843-psmembers-dead-body-found-under-a-bridge PS Member’s death: Was it a killing due to an underworld clash? http://sundaytimes.lk/120101/News/nws_15.html


29th Dec.

Abducted and dead body found



Mr. Rajendran Muralitharan (Fish Trader)



When he was driving his trishaw at S B Fernando Mawatha, Modara (Colombo district)

Abducted and dead body found

Abducted by an unidentified group. Body found on the 29th Dec. around 8.30 pm under the Thotalaga Victoria bridge (Colombo district). The murder is believed to be a result of a long standing personal dispute. Went missing on 25th Dec. He had been travelling to Colombo from Mankulan for business purposes

Fish trader found dead after being abducted http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/15790-fish-trader-found-dead-afterbeing-abducted.html In Sri Lanka abductions and murder continue in the new year5 http://www.lankastandard.com/2012/01/in-sri-lanka-abductionsand-murder-continue-in-the-new-year/ Man went to Colombo reported missing http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?20SAMA20eTlOK4eadBm ecadB5YUddc4Y52ac4YmB3e42mOl2023QMK32
White Van Justice For Mervyn Silva’s Gangster Secretary http://slnews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1415&F ontSize=font-medium Amal Rodrigo, Mervyn’s man, hit and let off by abductors http://www.lakbimanews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article &id=3986%3Aamal-rodrigo-mervyns-man-hit-and-let-off-byabductors&Itemid=56


Mr. Thillainadarasa Kandasami

25th Dec.

Between Mankulam (Mullativu district) and Colombo



Mr. Amal Rodrigo (close associate of Minister Mervyn Silva)

13th Dec. around 2.30pm

Near a restaurant in Pita Kotte (Colombo district)

Abducted and released on 23rd Dec. in Negombo (Gampaha district)

Abducted by around 10 men in a white van


The second link doesn’t give name


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Mr. Lalith Kumar Weeraraja (Human rights defender) 9th Dec.

Mr. Kugan Muruganandan(Human rights defender)

Near the Atthiyar Government school and an abandoned glass factory – Nirveli (Jaffna district)

DISAPPEARANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS & POLITICAL ACTIVISTS LALITH KUMAR WEERARAJ AND KUGAN MURUGAN ON 9TH DECEMBER 2011 Abducted by a group of men in a white van http://groundviews.org/2011/12/19/disappearance-of-human-rightsdefenders-political-activists-lalith-kumar-weeraraj-and-kuganmurugan-on-9th-december-2011/ Sri Lanka: Appeal to Surface Two Human Rights Defenders http://www.forum-asia.org/?p=11803


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Thalavathugoda Sudda (believed to be underworld leader) – male Unknown (associate of Thalawathugoda Sudda) 8th Dec. around 3.30p Unknown (associate of Thalawathugoda Sudda) Athurugiriya area (Colombo district) Abducted Abducted by a group of men in a car.

Underworld Operative kidnapped http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/9290-underworldoperative-kidnapped



Defense ministry probing Kotahena abduction http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/01/22/defence-ministryprobing-kotahena-abduction/ Mr. Christopher Fernando (businessman) and uncle of a Govt member of the Colombo Municipal Council Abducted by 5 men carrying T 56 Father of Municipal Council Member abducted in Jampettah St Colombo 136 weapon. Had come in a white van wearing white cloths. http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?24ZmS0c3CA342oYn30c dOoed2AlH22B5O3edAMeaa3KBz2 Another abduction in Jampettah St http://www.newsfirst.lk/englishnews/index.php?view=news_more&id=6627


5th Dec.

Jampetta Street Kotahena (Colombo district)


Mr. Mohamed Jaleel Mohamed Feroze alias Feroze. Reported as a drug trafficker and a murderer & closest ally of slain underworld leader Olcott.


30th Nov.

In Negombo, on Chilaw road (Gampaha district)


While he was returning home along with some of his friends

Negombo underworld leader ‘Feroz’ kidnapped http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/9105negombo-underworld-leader-feroz-kidnapped White vans now dole out justice! http://www.lakbimanews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view= article&id=3750%3Awhite-vans-now-dole-out-justice&Itemid=56


The second article lists the relationship of the victim and the Council Member as being father and son, rather than uncle and nephew.



Dematagoda Aja, a n underworld gangster, drug trafficker who had a pending court case (male)

12th Nov.

Dematagoda Junction (Colombo district)


Abducted by armed men in a white van

Fate unknown of abducted underworld Gangster http://www.srilankamirror.com/old/english/the-news/8698-fateunknown-of-abducted-underworld-gangster Disappeared without a trace http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/03/25/disappeared-without-atrace/ Criminals posing as the CID http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/11/20/criminals-posing-asthe-cid/ Two white van abductions: Police hopeful of breakthrough http://sundaytimes.lk/111113/News/nws_06.html


Mr. Kapila Bandara

11th Nov.

Pita Kotte – Jubilee Post main road (Colombo district)

Abducted and released

Abducted while returning home after closing his bookshop in Nugegoda. Released on the 13th after having realized that he was the wrong person.7

Nugegoda bookshop owner who was abducted dropped at Kelanimulla after 2 days relates his ordeal and terror experience http://www.srilankabrief.org/2011/11/nugegoda-bookshop-ownerwho-was.html


Victim has since been released



Mr. Gayantha Perera8

10th Nov.

While he was at his girlfriend’s place in Gonawala having received a call asking him to come to the junction. (Gampaha district)


Received call from one of his friends (Priyantha) working for the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) to come to the junction, and when he went, was pushed into a white van. Witnesses had seen Priyantha and a person called Thushara (driver of Senior Superintendent of Police Mathew) putting Gayantha in to the van. Thushara had previously threatened and tried to kill the victim. Police had not taken action against suspects named despite being informed.

Criminals posing as the CID http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2011/11/20/criminals-posing-asthe-cid/ Two white van abductions: Police hopeful of breakthrough http://sundaytimes.lk/111113/News/nws_06.html

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Mr. Ruwan Chandimal Depp alias Navy Ruwan Dhammika (friend of Mr. Ruwan Chandimal Depp)

3rd Nov.

Abducted at Warakapola, Uduvana Elmandeniya area (Kegalle district)

Another white van abduction: Navy Ruwan reported missing http://adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=16002 Abducted Latest abduction suspicion on Govt (only refers to Ruwan) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/story/2011/12/111204_navy_ru wan.shtml


Victim has since been released. http://www.newsfirst.lk/english-news/?view=news_more&id=6290 16

Fish Salesman Abducted in White Van Lalith Kumara (Fish salesman from Orugodawatta) – male http://adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=15850 Abducted by 4 persons disguised in Army uniforms travelling in a http://sundaytimes.lk/111127/News/nws_06.html white van. Returned home around 11.30pm on the same day.


21st Nov. .

Baseline Road, Grandpass (Colombo district)

Abducted and released

Relatives in quandary over missing men http://sundaytimes.lk/111211/News/nws_11.html Grabbed by four men in a white van while returning home from his devale. Body found 10 days later on a beach head at Akkaraipattu


Mr. Mohamed Niyazalias LokuSeeya



At a lonely place at Kerawalapitiya. (Gampaha district)

Abducted and dead body found

SRI LANKA: The abduction and the brutal murder of Mohamed Sali Mohamed Niyas -- the family writes to the human rightsorganisations http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-2022011/?searchterm=



Mr. G K Dhammika Pradeep alias Karate Dhammika

22nd Oct.

At Walpola in Rambukkana, while he was in hiding at a friend’s (Kegalle district)


Abducted by an unidentified group in a white van

Relatives in quandary over missing men http://sundaytimes.lk/111211/News/nws_11.html Key gangster abducted; wife pleas for safety http://www.lakbimanews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view= article&id=3369:key-gangster-abducted-wife-pleas-for-hissafety&catid=40:news&Itemid=64


Mr. Priyantha Galaboda (Suspected of the killing of former MP Baratha Lakshman Premachandra)

Abducted by a group of unidentified men who had come in a white van

Relatives in quandary over missing men http://sundaytimes.lk/111211/News/nws_11.html White vans now dole out justice!
http://www.lakbimanews.lk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article &id=3750%3Awhite-vans-now-dole-out-justice&Itemid=56

17th Oct.

At Kaduwela (Colombo district)


A chief suspect in the case of the slaying of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra


Mrs. Sinathabi (64) woman


Nedunthivu area (Jaffna district)

Missing and skeletons found

Skeletons were recovered by the police according to the information’s provided by the area residents on 22nd Feb. Victim was reported missing since October last year. Police also recovered the clothes of the victim.

Skeletons of a woman found in Nedunthivu http://www.lankasrinews.com/view.php?22BmSac3MA34eyY5202l OKdd3Old20p5Y3e4KMMca3mBz2


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