2 civilians abducted, 2 seek HRC protection in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 28 January 2008, 15:30 GMT]
Two civilians, one from Oore’lu and the other from Changkaanai, are feared abducted according to complaints made Monday by the family members with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna. Meanwhile, two civilians from Jaffna and Kaithadi north have sought protection with HRC due to death threats by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops and SLA-backed paramilitaries, Monday.

A young family man, Balasingam Yasotharan, 21, was forcibly abducted at gun point from his house in Oore’lu area Friday afternoon by 2 unidentified men on motorcycle, according to complaint made by his wife with HRC.

Further, Selvarajah Gajendran, 31, an Internally Displaced Person (IDP), labourer by profession, living in IDP camp at Oadakkarai, Changkaanai is feared abducted Thursday after leaving for work in Jaffna town, his family members registered complaint with HRC.

Gajendran was displaced from Kaangkeasanththu'rai in 1990 due to Sri Lanka Army offensives.

Meanwhile, a driver, 25, the father of one child from Palaali Road in Jaffna and a labourer, 45, the father of 5 children from Kaithadi north in Thenmaraadchi, sought protection to their lives with HRC Jaffna Monday.

 

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