On the 28th of February,48 year old Pithchai Marikkar fais,father of two children residing at Karathive Puttalam,was abducted by an armed gang in a white colour van.
Following day when the wife and Phais’s bother in law went to Wanathavilluwa Police Station to make an entry,they had seen white colour van, parked near the Police Station and Phais inside. But the Wanathavilluwa Police refused to take down the entry instead they were threatened .
As there was no any information what so ever, regarding fais’s disappearance, there was a Petition calling for a Habeas Corpus at Puttalam High Courts naming Attorney General,I.G.P, .Deputy I.G.P, Wyamba, S.S.P.Puttalam, A.S.P.Wanathavilluwa, Officer in Charge of Wanathavilluwa Police Station as respondents,
Summons were issued to the respondents on the 23rd April 2008 and they were present at the High Courts on the 7th of May 2008. The Officer in Charge of Wanathavilluwa Police Station presented a report on the incident to the State Counselor.
According to report Pitchaithambi Marikkar fais was arrested on the 28th February and is being detained at criminal investigation dept for further interrogation. Also he was arrested by Colombo Pettah Police Inspector Naotun and a team. and not by Wanathavilluwa Police .
He further stated that with a directive from the Secretary Ministry of Defence Phais is to be detained at the Colombo Investigation Bureau for a period of 90 days.
As the lawyer appearing for the petitioner requested a copy of the directive, High Court Judge issued an order to Officer In Charge ,Criminal Investigation Bureau to forward a copy of the directive to the Courts on the 28th May 2008. At last after two months Relatives of fais were able to visit fais at the Criminal Investigation Bereau detention center in Colombo.