4 youths killed by 'White Van' squads in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 12:31 GMT]
Bodies of four youths, abducted earler by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper and collaborating paramilitaries driving white vans, were found in Jaffna district Tuesday morning, civil society sources in Jaffna said. White van abductions, subsequent killings, and harassment of civilians by SLA soldiers riding in field bikes, have increased at an alarming rate in Jaffna, where amidst prevailing dire economic conditions residents are also gripped with fear from SLAs brutal counter-insurgency campaign, civil society sources and human rights activists in Jaffna said.

Bodies of Muthulingam Sathiyaseelan, 25, from Arali Road, Puthiyakudiyiruppu in Ottumadam Jaffna, and Kunapalasingam Sureshkumar, 28, from Manipay Road in the same area of Ottumadam were found with gunshot wounds along KKS Road near Nachimar Kovilady in Chunnakam Tuesday morning.

Ottumadam residents said the youths were abducted late Monday from their homes by armed men in a white van, and were shot dead midnight Monday.

The body of Mr. Sasi, 30, from Avarangal Valigamam East, was found near his home at 2:00 am Tuesday, sources in Jaffna said. SLA soliders had earlier visited the area looking for the victim, who the locals said, the SLA suspected of complicity in the claymore attacks near the victim's home.

The body has been transferred to Atchuvely hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, the burnt body of Saravanapavananthan Hariharan, 24, an employee at the private airline operator Aero Lanka, who was abducted by armed men in Chunnakam junction at midnight Sunday, was recovered near Paranchothi Vidyalayam in Kondavil Tuesday morning.

His body has been taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.09.16 16:10   Photo
15,000 Tamils attend historic uprising in Jaffna, reject Unitary Constitution, ITAK draws flak
23.09.16 23:35  
Tamil POWs denounce Colombo's latest announcement, continue fast
22.09.16 22:26  
Mobilisation towards ‘Ezhuka Thamizh’ uprising in Jaffna gains momentum
21.09.16 18:56  
Sinhala colonists step up assaults on Tamil cattle herders in Batticaloa
20.09.16 22:55  
‘Reconciliation prospects’ look as grim as ever: Rev Fr Mangalarajah
19.09.16 23:02  
Tamil POWs relaunch hunger-strike, urge cases to be heard at Jaffna, Vavuniyaa
18.09.16 19:42  
Colombo deploys discrimination in housing assistance to Peasaalai war-affected families
17.09.16 22:18  
SL Intelligence sabotages NPC-organised medical inspections on ex-LTTE members
16.09.16 23:16   Photo
Catholic Peace Mission in Jaffna challenges Colombo’s propaganda on ‘reconciliation’
15.09.16 22:06   Photo
Maharaja TV promotes genocidal military culture through ‘welfare’ projects in North-East
14.09.16 23:42   Photo
Sinhala colonists advance 3 km further into Batticaloa, erect 2nd Buddhist temple in 1 year
13.09.16 17:19  
Sirisena's Forest Department escalates appropriations of lands from Tamils in Vanni
12.09.16 07:12  
Colombo's desecration of Tamil Heroes Cemetery comes to light as SLA vacates Kanakapuram
11.09.16 23:46  
Lawyers demand UN action into allegations of Colombo deploying chemical substances on POWs
10.09.16 09:20  
Colombo’s Fishing Ministry accelerates structural genocide with EU ‘certificate’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=20268