July 30, Colombo: A bold abduction of a four year old boy in the presence of his parents in the Katugampola area of the Meegalewa Police Division in North Western Province of Sri Lanka has shocked the country.
Police remain clueless even 48 hours after the abduction and the weeping parents said in evening TV news that they were ready to sacrifice everything for the life of the child.
The parents pleaded the abductors to save the life of the child while the police sought the assistance of the public for any information on his whereabouts.
Yasen Lankanath Kumara Ekanayake was abducted at around 7.45 p.m. on Monday (28) by four armed men in motor cycles, the police said.
Four armed men wearing face masks had arrived in two motor cycles and come into the house. The have stabbed the resisting parents before taking the child away, the police said.
The abductors had not telephoned the parents or demanded a ransom yet although the neighbors suspect the kidnapping was for a ransom.
The father of the child is a medium scale businessman owning a rice mill.
Posters were seen put up in the area by the family of the abducted child that they were ready to pay a ransom.
Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that several police tams have been deployed and continuous investigations are underway into the abduction.
Police requested the public to notify the nearest Police Station or any numbers given below if they know any information regarding the abducted child. Public can contact Senior DIG Jagath Abeysirigunawardena at 071 8137007 and Nikaweratiya Division SSP Chandana Alahakoon - at 077 4784635.