Four Tamil civilians reported missing in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 June 2006, 09:10 GMT]
Three Tamil farmers of Bharathipuram in Killiveddy village located in the government controlled Serunuwara police division in Trincomalee district have been reported missing since Monday morning around ten a.m. after they went to Aathiamankerni area in search of their cattle. Another Tamil civilian was reported missing in Periyakulam in the government controlled Kuchchaveli Police division since June 25 after he went to the nearby jungle to bring firewood.

Trincomalee district parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham has brought these disappearances to the notice of the Police and Sri Lanka Army officials in Trincomalee district to trace these civilians without delay, civil sources said.

Three villagers reported missing in Bharathipuram in Killiveddy are Nallathamby Gnaneswaran (46), father of two children of Bharathipuram, Paththakutty Thiraviyaraja (40) father of four children and Ampalavanapillai Sathisivam (45) father of four children of Lingapuram in Killiveddy. These villagers were displaced two months back due to violence in their village and living elsewhere as refugees. On Monday they came to Bharathipuram and went towards Aathiamankerni in search of their cattle they left when were being displaced, sources said.

In the other incident Antony Joseph of Periyakulam aged 51 has been reported missing. He has been running a limekiln in Periyakulam in the SLA controlled area and on June 25 he went to the nearby jungle to bring some firewood. Thereafter he has failed to return, sources said.

 

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