Premakumar Gunaratnam, the leader of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) who was missing since
Friday has been traced and is travelling to Australia, police said today.
"A man by the name of Noel Liyanage who claimed that he was Premakumar Gunaratnam will depart this morning heading for Australia", police spokesman Superintendent Ajith Rohana told
Rohana said the man had arrived last night at the police's Colombo crime division and had asked that he be sent to Australia.
The FSP had alleged that 42-year-old Gunaratnam and a woman activist Dimuthu Attygalle had been abducted by an unknown group and held the government responsible for it.
Police denied they were in custody. Despite their disappearance, FSP held their inaugural convention in Colombo yesterday.
FSP is a radical socialist breakaway of the third largest party, the JVP or the People's Liberation Front.
Gunaratnam, a Tamil, is married to a Sinhalese woman residing in Australia.
Both are said to hold Australian passports. Sri Lanka had earlier told Australian authorities that there was no
Australian national named Premakumar Gunaratnam who had entered the country recently.
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