[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 June 2008, 09:15 GMT]
A former reporter of Colombo Tamil daily Thinakkural, Thiruchelvam Thirukumaran, currently an officer attached to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Environment, was abducted from his house at Dehiwala by a group of men who arrived in a white colour van around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a complaint lodged by his parents with the Dehiwala Police Sunday. The abductors were clad in police uniform.
The victims apartment is located in Luxmi Mahal complex in Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo.
Five unidentified men, four of them in police uniform and the other in civil arrived in a white van and took Mr. Thirukumaran away.
Earlier, the victim had worked as a part-time reporter for Thinakkural, media sources said.