Two PLOTE cadres reported missing

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 October 2004, 09:51 GMT]
Two members of the PLOTE, an ex-Tamil militant group in Vavuniya, were abducted by unidentified gunmen in a suburb of the northern border town, Sri Lanka Police said Thursday. Their whereabouts are not yet known, according to Police. The PLOTE cadres have been missing since Tuesday night, relatives said.

The two, Mr. Jeyamanokaran Navaratnam,25, and Mr. Sellaiya Selvarasa, were riding a motorbike when they were stopped and abducted by gunmen at Pandarikulam, a suburb of Vavuniya town, on Tuesday night. Their motorbike was found abandoned there.

Meanwhile, informed sources in Vavuniya town said that the two, though members of the PLOTE, were operating independently and were allegedly linked to the Sri Lanka military intelligence.


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