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Mannar ASP remanded till 11 April

Mannar Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) U. D. Alawatta was remanded till 11 April by the Kesbewa Magistrate yesterday, Police said.

Alawatta was arrested by the CID earlier this week (1 April) in connection with the disappearance of a detainee in 2008 while he was serving as the officer in charge (OIC) at Piliyandala Police Station.

The complaint was made by the former chairman of the Ceramics Corporation, alleging that a domestic worker named Ajith Sunanda Kandambi working under him had been abducted and made to disappear while the accused police officer was serving in Piliyandala in 2008.

According to a CID source, Kandambi, after being arrested for a complaint received regarding an alleged fraud, was beaten up while in custody, and disappeared after allegedly being taken away by the complainant.