Doctor relieved spouse’s Sri Lankan ordeal over

An emotional Dr Champa Somaratna said she felt “unbelievable, indescribable” relief at husband Premakumar Gunaratnam’s return and thanked “the Australian government and the people who supported me” after she had initially feared his disappearance had been the result of an abduction by secret police and had voiced concerns for his life.

Mr Gunaratnam, a joint Sri Lankan-Australian citizen, went missing on Friday in Sri Lanka where it is understood he was preparing to launch an anti-government Marxist party.