The investigation into the abduction and torture of Keith Noyahr has been concluded by the Criminal Investigation Department, Colombo Telegraph learns. Keith Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of the Nation newspaper was abducted and tortured in May 2008 and later released when appeals were made to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Karu Jayasuriya, by the Managing Director of Nation newspaper Krishantha Cooray.
The CID recorded statements from eight suspects, all from the Army Intelligence and zeroed in on the torture chamber in Dompe in the course of the investigation. All involved including Prabhath Bulathwatte, the Major who had taken the torture house belonging to a female companion of his were remanded and bailed out. Extensive records of telephone conversations were obtained by the CID which led to the suspects.
The Attorney General’s Department is expected to file charges soon.