In this Tuesday, May 8, 2012 photo, Shiromani Prabaharan, right, wife of abducted Sri Lankan businessmen Ramasamy Prabaharan weeps as her daughter Nikita looks on during an interview at her residence ... more 
In this Tuesday, May 8, 2012 photo, Shiromani Prabaharan, right, wife of abducted Sri Lankan businessmen Ramasamy Prabaharan weeps as her daughter Nikita looks on during an interview at her residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ramasamy was abducted in February in front of his house, two days before a court was to hear his lawsuit against top police officers for detaining and torturing him over alleged links to rebels. Shiromani said a white van filled with armed men pulled up behind their car just as they returned home. In a country where people had hoped the 2009 end of its bloody, long-running civil war would mean a return to normalcy, a country with a history of official forced disappearances that stretches back to the 1970s, the open secret of the white vans has come to exemplify the terror felt by anyone who runs afoul of Sri Lanka's rulers. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Eranga Jayawardena
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 11:05 AM EDT