A time-keeper at the Gunasinghapura private bus stand in Pettah was abducted by a group of three men yesterday morning.
Police spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwardana told The Island that the suspects had bundled the victim into a white van and taken him away around 11.50 a.m.
Pettah Foreshore police conducting investigations had not been able to trace any of the suspects or the victim up to the time of going to press last night.
Asked for the colour of the van used by the abductors and whether the suspects were extortionists, the police spokesman said that he had not been informed of any details of the suspects or getaway vehicle and the police investigations were continuing.
Police Spokesman said he even did not know the name of the person who had been abducted.
However, The Island reliably learns that the time keeper, A. Gamini, is a resident of Angoda. He had been serving at the bus stand for nearly two years following his appointment by the National Transport Commission.
Madura Ranwala/ IS