Wife appeals for release of Eastern University VC
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 19:43 GMT]
R.Jegatheswary, wife of Professor Sivasubramaniam
Raveendranath, the Vice Chancellor of the Eastern
University of Sri Lanka (EUSL), issued an
appeal on Tuesday to the media seeking their
help in obtaining the release of her husband
abducted on Dec 15th in Colombo in High Security area in Bauddhaloka Mawatte.
In the appeal Mrs.Jegatheswary said: "We have
with great pain of mind and body approached very
high authorities with political powers to
intervene in this matter and facilitate the
release of his captivity. But, it is of no avail.
There is ominous silence from all quarters. The
police department is also not aware of his whereabouts."
Full text of the Press Release issued by
Mrs.Jegatheswary Raveendranath follows:
The Editors ,
Dear Sir / Madam,
Vice Chancellor’s Abduction
Professor Sivasubramaniam Raveendranath, Vice Chancellor of Eastern University
I, the undersigned Mrs.R.Jegatheswary wife of
Prof.S.Raveendranath (Vice Chancellor Eastern
University) most humbly and earnestly write this
appeal to you to state that my husband was
abducted on 15/12/2006 after attending a forum on
science at Colombo 7. Since then he is missing.
Wide publicity has been given in all mass media
regarding the abduction of my husband. But, no
amount of mass media bashing, mirroring this
in-humanitarian event seems helpful. It’s already
a month now since his disappearance. We have with
great pain of mind and body approached very high
authorities with political powers to intervene in
this matter and facilitate the release of his
captivity. But, it is of no avail. There is
ominous silence from all quarters. The police
department is also not aware of his whereabouts.
It is our firm belief that my husband, as a Vice
Chancellor or as a citizen of Sri Lanka has not
knowingly done any wrong or offence to anyone. On
the other hand he had only been devoting himself
to uplift and ameliorate the education of the
students at the Eastern University. This fact is
very obvious upon the overwhelming support that
still he has from the university students, the staff and his superior officers.
I, our children, and all his friends and
relations are in anguish, not knowing what to do.
How long can we bear up this heartrending
situation? The whole family is in bad shape.
I therefore, most humbly request you on
humanitarian grounds to consider this
humanitarian issue and help us by offering us
your maximum help and effort to secure his release immediately.