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'Kidnapped' Oz-origin People's Struggle Movement activist found in Sri Lanka

April 10, 2012 - Colombo

A missing Australian man whose family feared he had been kidnapped by 'secret police' in Sri Lanka has been found.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Premakumar Gunaratnam, 42, from New South Wales had been located safely.

Gunaratnam was reported missing in the region of Kiribathigodaj on April 7.

He is a political activist with the People's Struggle Movement in Sri Lanka.

Gunaratnam's worried wife, Champa Somaratna, said she had received reports from neighbours that he had been abducted.

She claimed secret police had kidnapped him because of his political activities.


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