In this photo taken May 7, 2012, Ravindra Udayashantha, a 38-year-old town council chairman, displays an army identity card that he seized from one of the men from a white van, in Kolonnawa, suburb of... more 
In this photo taken May 7, 2012, Ravindra Udayashantha, a 38-year-old town council chairman, displays an army identity card that he seized from one of the men from a white van, in Kolonnawa, suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Udayashantha dramatically pre-empted an abduction attempt when he and his entourage surrounded the men from a suspicious white van that pulled alongside him at a Colombo park and captured them. Eventually, at gunpoint, the men admitted who they were: Sri Lankan government soldiers. In Sri Lanka, anyone who has crossed someone of importance is wary of white vans, said to be the vehicles of choice for shadowy squads who ''disappear'' opponents of powerful people. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gemunu Amarasinghe
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 4:15 AM EDT