Ex-defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa can be directly indicted over the abduction and assault of former ‘The Nation’ editor Keith Noyarh, Attorney General’s Department sources say. The CID has concluded its investigation and sent the files to the AG’s Dept.
Noyarh was kidnappned from near his home at Vaidya Road, Dehiwela on 22 May 2008. He was then tortured and assaulted, and later found abandoned.
Investigations have revealed a team of soldiers from Tripoli camp had carried out the kidnapping and assault. This team was responsible for other media repressions at the time too.