(Lanka-e-News - 29.March.2017, 11.30PM) The white Van that was used to abduct Nation newspaper deputy editor Keith Noyahr was discovered by the special investigators of the CID on the 28 th night at Kurunegala where it was kept hidden.
6 members of the army murder squad including Major Bulathwatte ,staff sergeant , two other sergeants and a corporal were arrested in connection with the abduction of Noyahr and are in remand custody now.
The identification parade of the suspects had to be postponed because Noyahr’s visit to Sri Lanka from Australia was delayed.
It is a well and widely known fact that on 2008-05-22 , after Noyahr was abducted , and when he was being subjected to torture at Dompe with a view to kill him , because a group of journalists got wind of this ,Noyahr was freed without killing .
9 years after this incident , following evidence surfacing based on the mobile phone call exchanges and other information , major Bulathwatte was first arrested at dawn on 2017-02- 18 .
The mobile phones and SIM cards that were used in this murder were taken into custody earlier on, and the white Van was taken into custody on the 28th of March 2017.
by (2017-03-29 20:07:46)
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