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

 

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