Inquiry into Vadamarachchy SLA assaults begins
[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 November 2003, 16:52 GMT]
A team from the 52 Brigade Head quarters of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) located at Varani in Vadamarachchi division in Jaffna district Sunday afternoon went to the Point Pedro base hospital and questioned the two injured Tamil civilians warded there in critical condition following the media reports that a group of soldiers had attacked them Saturday afternoon, medical sources said.
Army officials Sunday morning visited the site where the attack had taken place on a group of Tamil civilians who had gone for hare hunting near Vallipuram Alvar temple area in Vadamarachchi division, sources said.
SLA officials also recorded statements from other injured civilians.
Meanwhile representatives of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) and the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna town had recorded statements from the civilians injured in the attack, sources said.
Human Rights Commission in Jaffna had assured the injured civilians that they would take appropriate action to obtain compensation from the authorities
concerned, sources said.