Former police spokesman Prasantha Jayakody said that several people who were abducted in the notorious ‘White Vans’ were killed and fed to fish in the sea.
He said that, he has evidence with him showing that , during the rule of the last government, killer squads operating under the Defense Ministry, abducted people in white vans, killed them and fed them to fish in the sea.
Revealing these in an interview he further said that, the government utilized armed groups who left LTTE and joined the Government. Gotabaya who was the secretary to the Ministry of defense, took the law into his hands, and acted as per his own wish.
“I was asked to justify their crimes and illegal activities, and when I refused to comply I was transferred to Batticaloa. I had to flee the country because they planned to kill him using the Eastern armed groups. In those period Mahindha and Gotabhaya decided whether a man should live or die. The fate of the people abducted in white vans was also this. The group responsible for these murders operated under the Defense Ministry and are connected to the Army.
The same group abducted Kollonnawa Mayor. Although the public caught the abductors and handed them over to the police, they were later released by the Senior DIG, Anura Senanayake. They are still in the service. They should be punished at least under the new government.” , he said.