Van suspected to have abducted Keith Noyahr found

Published : 9:00 am  March 30, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Chaturanga Pradeep   
A van suspected to have been used for several crimes including the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008 was found from a house at Piliyandala, police spokesman Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Priyantha Jayakody said yesterday.  

hdHe said the van was found by officers of the Crime Investigation Division (CID) from a house of a woman who was known to the Army Major Bulathwatta.   

Police suspect this van may have been used for the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and several other crimes.   Recently five soldiers who were arrested on charges of abducting and assaulting columnist Keith Noyahr, were re-remanded till March 16 by Mt. Lavinia Magistrate on March 3 and an identification parade is scheduled to be held on the same day.   The CID earlier said they had sent emails to Noyahr and was trying to contact him through the Foreign Affairs Ministry seeking the possibility for him to attend the identification parade.