Six Jaffna youths abducted by SLA
[TamilNet, Friday, 12 May 2006, 11:18 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers abducted six youths, all below 25 years, Thursday afternoon around 5.30 p.m from a restaurant at Kalady junction near Jaffna University, sources in Jaffna said. The youths, two from Point Pedro and four residents of Jaffna town, were standing in front of the restaurant when they were rounded by SLA soldiers who arrived in motor bikes. The students were blind folded and were taken to the Atchelu SLA camp, witnesses said.
The parents of the six abducted youths, registered a complaints with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Jaffna Friday morning that their sons had been abducted by SLA soldiers and that traders near the restaurant and others had confirmed this, said sources in Jaffna.
Meanwhile, Jaffna Additional magistrate Ms. Srinithi Nandasegaran said she is in contact with the SLA but no information from the SLA regarding the incident has come to her yet and added that she is continuing her investigations into this complaints.
Eyewitnesses of the incident allege that the youths had been abducted by Atchelu SLA motorbike patrol troopers, said sources from Jaffna.