Seven more youths abducted in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 11:20 GMT]
Five Tamil youths, aged between 15 and 20 were arrested by Sinhala speaking persons and paramilitary cadres in military fatigue Monday around 3:00 p.m. inside the LTTE controlled Murithanai in Vaharai, residents said. All five youths were laborers, villagers said. Murithanai is 5 km west of Valaichenai where two youths were abducted by paramilitary cadres on Monday. Further 2 youths were kidnapped in Urani in Batticaloa around 6:00 p.m. Monday. Nine youths were reported missing in Batticaloa on Monday.
Meanwhile, Batticaloa District Political Head of the LTTE, Daya Mohan, who verified the abductions inside the LTTE controlled area, alleged that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and paramilitary cadres had taken the abducted youths to a safe house attached to an SLA 23-3 Division camp in Batticaloa, according to the LTTE Intelligence.
The safe house, allegedly used by Karuna group paramilitary cadres is located on Love Lane.
No further details are available.