The two activists from the Movement for People’s Struggle, Lalith and Kugan who were being kept at the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) office in Dematagoda from the 12th of this month have been taken away at around 2.20 this morning, it is reliably learnt.
We revealed on the 12th that the two of them were being held at the Police Welfare building. They were immediately taken to CCD building after the report was published.
However, we refrained from reporting that they had been taken to the CCD building on the 12th night due to the possible risk on their lives.
Nevertheless, the two of them have been taken away from the place separately in a Land Rover with AA-C026 garage number plates and van with tinted glasses. The security lights at the CCD office have been switched off a few minutes before the vehicles had arrived at the premises.
Lalith and Kugan have been taken to the vehicles covered from head to toe in bed sheets. Although abducted persons are usually blindfolded when they are brought in and out of the premises, Lalith and Kugan had been covered in this manner in order to prevent any office staff from recognizing the two of them, it is learnt.
One person who was taken in such a manner has reportedly been wearing a black trouser and the other had been bare feet. However, both of them have walked with great difficulty.
We reiterate that Lalith and Kugan were held in the Police Welfare building till the 12th although Police Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana has told the media that the two of them were not being held in the Police Welfare building.
We report with great responsibility that Lalith and Kugan were alive this morning and call upon all those who value democracy to intervene to secure their release.