Colombo Telegraph

Two More Army Officers Remanded Over Keith Noyahr Attack

The CID today arrested two more army personnel believed to be involved in the abduction and assault of Keith Noyahr, the former deputy editor of The Nation newspaper. They were subsequently remanded by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate till March 3.

The latest arrest comes, just hours after the CID arrested three other army personnel including a Major, who was later remanded till February 23. Nohayr, was abducted on May 22, 2008 near his residence, when he was returning home after work. He was dropped off close to his residence, during the early morning of May 23, severely injured after being assaulted by the abductors. He left the country following the incident.

His abduction came just days after he penned an article in The Nation for the ‘military matters’ column which was critical of Sarath Fonseka, who was the Army Commander then.

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