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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 108

P. Vijayan, a Tamil Journalist abducted in Colombo

Colombo 19 May (Asiantribune.com): P. Vijayan, (32) a popular Sri Lanka’s Tamil Journalist has been abducted yesterday afternoon, in Colombo.

A father of two children Vijayan was 'nabbed' at Borella (Colombo 8) at about 3:30 pm, sources said.

He was the Editor of the magazine Samadhana Nokku (Peace Monitor) published by CPA and a peace activists.

Vijayan hails from Jaffna and till a year ago, he was attached to the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Colombo 3.

Due to the anti-LTTE slant of the Samadhana Nokku he had been subjected to threats, and at one time, he had to flee Sri Lanka due to the threats and intimidations, sources said.
Despite Vijayan's anti-LTTE outlook, it was not immediately clear as to who was behind the abduction, reports said.

Asian Tribune learnt that Vijayan’s mother, Kamaladevi Pakiyanathan, has lodged a complaint with Borella police as well with Mano Ganeshan M.P., the convener of the Civil Monitoring Commission of Sri Lanka (CMCSL), a Colombo-based civil watchdog formed to monitor and advocate against abductions of civilians.

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