FMM is relieved to report that former Journalist Pakkiyanathan Vijayashanthan who went mission yesterday noon, reported to Badulla Police station some 200 KM away from Colombo.
He had phoned his wife around 4.00 am this morning to say that he is at Badulla bus stand and colleagues who were waiting for nay news had advised him to report to the closest police station when he called again around 6.00 am.
According to our information he had been abducted by a group of people in a van, but how he found himself at Badulla bus stand is not yet known to the FMM.
FMM thanks government ministers, human rights organization here and abroad and especially media for their immediate response to the news of the abduction. FMM believes that quick a response saved the life of Pakkiyanathan Vijayashanthan.
FMM hopes that open and transparent investigating into this incident will pave the way towards preventing this kind of abductions and strengthing rule of law in the country.