Parents of the Missing die of grief

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Missing Persons Guardian's Association of Jaffna (MPGA-J) states that the number of parents who die out of grief for their children who were arrested by the SLA and are still missing is on the increase in the Jaffna peninsula.

The MPGA-J says in a press note that five of its members who had been grief stricken for months as they had been unable to find out anything about their missing children have died.

Last Saturday, according to the MPGA, Thillaiampalam Sellathurai of Ariyalai near Jaffna town, the father of a missing youth and a member of the Association, died, his health affected by grieving and melancholia.

The MPGA met the Jaffna SL security forces commander Maj. Gen. Lionel Balagalle on Sunday, March 15, to discuss the question missing persons in Jaffna.

Among other things, the MPGA took up the following matters also with the commander

1.the three Jaffna university students taken by the army and whose whereabouts are still not known.

2.The twenty three persons who were arrested at the Navatkuly SLA camp.

3. The eighteen who were arrested at the Semmani SLA camp.

4. The twenty two persons who were detained by the SLA at the Pungankulam camp in Ariyalai.

The MPGA delegation gave the commander separate lists of the persons who were arrested at each of these three camps.

Maj.Gen. Balagalle asked the MPGA delegation to provide lists of people who were arrested by other SLA camps in Jaffna as well.


Related Articles:
29.12.97   MPGA meeting with president inconclusive
28.11.97   Jaffna 'disappeared' are dead: Amnesty

 

Latest 15 Reports
28.07.16 23:42  
Colombo continues to dilly-dally on processing political prisoners‘ cases
27.07.16 23:14  
UNP answerable for 1983 genocidal pogrom: Batticaloa UNP Organiser
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1133