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Sri Lanka's former navy spokesperson remanded after arrest over enforced disappearances

Sri Lanka’s former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D K P Dassanayake has been remanded after being arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) in connection with the disappearance of 11 Tamil youth.

Dasanayake was arrested on Wednesday and accused of aiding the abduction and enforced disappearances of the youths from 2008-2009.

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court granted Commodore Dassanayake bail until July 19. He is currently reported to be hospitalised due to deteriorating health issues. 

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