25 Arrested in Search Operations

[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 November 1998, 20:18 GMT]
Atleast 25 Tamils were arrested during search operations by the Sri Lankan Police in the hill town of Kandy, on Thursday, said sources. However, five of them were latter released.

The Police said that those who failed to produce special permission papers issued by the Police to reside there and identity cards have been detained for further interrogation.

Meanwhile the Human Rights Commission in Jaffna released the names of 18 people detained at the newly established Rehabilitation Centre for detainees under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). They were detained at Bandarawalle centre an transferred to Thellipalai.

They are:

1. Antonythas Jenfoman, 24, Kurunakar


2. Gregary Antony Jesuthas, 24, Kurunakar
3. Francis Roman, 23, Kurunakar
4. Thurairajah Nihal Dunston, 28, Chundikkuli
5. Jegathees Jegavan, 20, Chundikkuli
6. Nakan Balasingham, 22, Kaithady
7. Sankarathas Sreetharan, 22, Madduvil
8. Kumaresh Gnaneeswaran, Aanaikkoddai
9. Rasenthiran Marislaine, 22, Neervely
10. Arumukam Suntharalingam
11. Maharatnam Jeyasuthan, 20, Suthumalai

12. David Antony, 48, Pt. Pedro

13. Kanapathippillai Ketheesan, 22, Kaithady

14. Ratnam Uthayakumar, 22, Jaffna

15. Sebamali Vimalakuamr, 32, Chempiyanpattu

16. Sellakkily Sathyaseelan, 20, Thunnalai, Karaveddy

17. Subramaniam Nagarajah, 21, Kupilan

18. Krishnasamy Kugathasan, 19, Mirusuvil

They said following have been transferred to the rehabilitation centre at Gangodawila:

1 Kunasingham Bopitha, 18, Pandiyan Kulam, Mallavi

2. Somasunderam Vinithini, 19, Puthukkudiyeruppu

3. Irasamani, 17, Pulenthinakar, Mallavi

4. Kanapathy Jegawathy, 17, Sivan road, Uruthirapuram

5. Sathasivam Sathiya, 18, Thadchanamaruthamadhu, Mannar

6. Maraiyathas Inthirathevi, 20, Murukan Koviladdy, Mannar.

 

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