Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal
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Assault on Keith Noyahr: CID arrests Army Corporal

March 21, 2017   07:59 am

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a Corporal attached to the Army Intelligence Directorate, in connection with the assault on journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008.

Police media spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said that the 34-year-old suspect, from Wegowwa, was arrested by the CID last night (20). 

He will be produced at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court today.

Five army personnel including a Major were previously arrested and remanded in connection with the case.  

Noyahr, the former Deputy Editor of an English weekly newspaper, was abducted on May 22, 2008. A day later, he was dropped off near his residence, badly beaten up and bruised. 

He spent days in the hospital after the attack before he left the country. 

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