TNA MPs warned to abstain on budget vote, relatives abducted

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 December 2007, 19:16 GMT]
Paramilitary Pillayan Group on Tuesday abducted the brother of Batticaloa district Tamil National Alliance MP P. Ariyanethran, P. Sriskandaseya, 54, secretary of TNA MP K. Thangeswari, Ira Nagalingam and the son-in-law of TNA MP S. Jeyanandamoorthy's sister, Arunasalam Sivapalan, 28. The paramilitary has warned the family members of the three abducted victims that the TNA MPs should refrain from voting against the Budget of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Friday, if they wished to see them live on Saturday.

The secretary of Ms. Thangeswari, Mr. Nagalingam is a retired government official.

Jeyanandamoorthy MP's family relative Arunasalam Sivapalan is a father of one.

Mr. P. Sriskandaseya, an elder brother of Ariyanethran MP, is a Village Officer (GSO) and father of four.

All the three victims have been abducted in Batticaloa city on Tuesday.

During the Budget voting last time, on November 19, the son-in-law of TNA MP T. Kangasabai was abducted by Pillayan Group. The victim was released by the paramilitary Pillayan Group after the voting.

All the three TNA MPs except Mr. Kanagasabai had participated in the last voting.


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