• Thursday, October 06, 2022


Sri Lanka slams police over abduction bid

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has lodged a protest with police chief Pujith Jayasundara over the attempted abduction.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sri Lanka’s police faced censure Friday (21) over an attempt to “abduct” a student activist, a tactic widely used against dissidents by the previous strongman leader’s regime. Finance minister Mangala Samaraweera said he lodged a protest with police chief Pujith Jayasundara over an attempt by plain-clothed officers to seize on Thursday (20) night a student known for his anti-government views. Other students prevented him from being grabbed by the plain clothed officers. Samaraweera said the “white van abduction” was to recreate the fear psychosis associated with former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse’s regime. The minister said the new government came to power…

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