Three men abducted by 'White Van' squad in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 November 2006, 14:22 GMT]
Armed men arriving in white van have abducted three youths in Chunnakam, Jaffna Sunday night, officials of the Human Rights Commission in Jaffna said. Relatives of the abducted say that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) operating from the Atchelu Army camp are responsible for the abductions.

Chelliah Kumarasooriar, 30, a day laborer from Ikkiran, Kantharodai in Chunnakam was abducted by armed men who arrived in a white van Monday early morning at 1:15 a.m., officials said. The men assaulted Kumarasooriar's wife and children before driving off with the victim, civil sources said.

Saravanapavananthan Hariharan, 24, an employee at the private airline operator Aero Lanka, was abducted by armed men in Chunnakam junction at midnight Sunday, according to HRC officials.

Meanwhile, another youth, Balasundarampillai Kamalraj, 23, was s abducted by a similar armed group at 11:45 p.m. Saturday from his residence in Kantharodai Road. Chunnakam, HRC sources said. Kamal Raj is a day laborer.


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