Let us recall this incident somewhat more in detail. Prof. S. Raveendranath, Vice Chancellor of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka (EUSL) was abducted on the 15th of December 2006, not from any part of the Eastern province but rather from a high security area in Colombo in the midst of his attending a science forum at the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) auditorium at Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 7. His distraught family members immediately lodged a complaint with the Dehiwala police. Since then, despite numerous appeals to investigate the circumstances of his disappearance, Prof Raveendranath (an acute diabetic who suffers from hypertension) remains missing to date. His medical condition has led family members to fear for his life.
When I asked a post-graduate student at a university about the incident she breezily asked me whether he was not LTTE? For all I know he could have been, but, it will be sad if his SLAAS colleagues did not spend a minute at this years SLAAS sessions that started on December 5th or so, at least remembering a colleague who did not have a chance to defend himself.