Two civilians disappear in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 March 2007, 00:12 GMT]
Two civilians, one from Kasturiar Road Jaffna and another from Point Pedro, Vadamaradchy disappeared on Thursday, according to complaints filed by their relatives at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) offices in Jaffna.

The missing were identified as Sivagnanam Rathikaran, 27, of Kasthuriyar Road, and Thiraviyam Sasikumar, 37, a young family man of Point Pedro.

Rathikaran disappeared after he went to Jaffna city in the morning to attend personal errands, according to the complaint at HRC.

Sasikumar had left home for shopping in Point Pedro town in the morning and had not returned home.

Civil sources said both persons are likely to have been abducted by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and allied-paramilitaries.

 

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