EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 37/27/93
10 December 1993
Further information on UA 416/93 (ASA 37/26/93, 26 November 1993) - Arbitrary
and unacknowledged arrest/Fear of "disappearance"
SRI LANKA:Runanin Predip Kumar Sebagnanam (20), student at the English Medium
Amnesty International has learned that Runanin Predip Kumar Sebagnanam, who
was arrested at his grandparent's house in Colombo on 20 October 1993, has
been located in detention on the 4th floor of the Criminal Investigation
Department. Members of the Human Rights Task Force visited him there on 5
November but they apparently did not inform his family of his whereabouts at
According to the Human Rights Task Force, R P K Sebagnanam complained to them
of being assaulted and of pain in his head and arms. They requested from the
authorities that he receive medical attention. They also requested that the
case against him be expedited, or if there were no charges made against him,
that he be released.
Relatives have now been told that they can visit Runanin Predip Kumar Sebagnanam
There is no need for further action. Thank you to all who sent appeals.