Kaithadi body identified as belonging to Red Cross employee

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 December 2007, 11:51 GMT]
One of the two bodies recovered with severe cut wounds in Kaithadi in Thenmaraadchy Sunday was identified as belonging to Point Pedro Head of Sri Lanka Red Cross (SLRC), Mr Sooriyakaanthi Thavarasa, 43, by his wife Monday at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, hospital sources said.

Thavarasa, a father of five children, disappeared from his house in Point Pedro with one his sons more than a week earlier, according a complaint filed by his wife with the Jaffna offices of the Human Rights Commission (HRC).

Thavarasa was leading the Red Cross for more than ten years and have been instrumental in executing several rehabilitation functions caring for sick and wounded on behalf of the Red Cross, civil society sources in Point Pedro said.

However, due to the death threats from paramilitaries working with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), Thavarasa lived in hiding for the past several months, his relatives said.


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External Links:
ICRC: Red Cross Red Crescent Movement condemns murder of Sri Lanka Red Cross volunteer

 

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