Tamil youths in Thampalakaamam, Potkea'ni live in fear
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 20:25 GMT]
Large number of Tamil youths and girls of Potkea'ni and Thampalakaamam villages in
Trincomalee district have been seeking refuge in safe areas elsewhere due to the
increase of abduction by unidentified armed persons coming in white van and also due to
cordon search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka Army assisted by home guards during
nights, civil sources have complained to human rights activists of the district.
Since last year more than twenty Tamils of these villages were shot dead by
unidentified armed persons. Several had been reported missing.
The normal life in
these villages has been disrupted due to the exodus of youngsters. The attendance of
students has been dropped