LTTE complains to SLMM against the abduction of Gopi
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 16:53 GMT]
Jaffna District Political Secretariat of the LTTE Monday lodged a complaint with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) that the abduction of Mr.Gopi, an LTTE cadre by a group of Sri Lanka Army soldiers and policemen from his house is a blatant violation of the Ceasefire Agreement. "LTTE has informed to the SLMM that Mr.Gopi should be released immediately," said a statement issued by Mr. Imayavan of the LTTE Jaffna district political secretariat Wednesday.
On 17th August Wednesday morning around 8.30 a.m. a group of army soldiers and policemen surrounded the house where Mr.Gopi was residing with his parents and opened fire on the house. Thereafter they abducted Mr.Gopi in the presence of neighbors and members of his family, the statement further said.
"We have already brought to the notice of the SLMM that the SLA and police have been making false complaints in recent days against the LTTE with ulterior motive to weaken the ceasefire agreement. The abduction of Mr.Gopi is also a part of the plot of the SLA and police," said the statement.