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Sri Lanka: Further information on Fear for Safety/Hostage-Taking A K V Sithamparapillai (m), aged 82

, Index number: ASA 37/010/2002

Amid considerable publicity about his abduction for ransom, K V Sithamparapillai was allowed to return home by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at around noon on 1 May. K V Sithamparapillai had been taken captive by the LTTE on 26 April and held hostage after he had refused to pay a large sum of money demanded from him.

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