Kaarainakar, Trincomalee Tamils abducted in Colombo
[TamilNet, Friday, 26 September 2008, 17:48 GMT]
Two Tamils, one a native of Kaarainakar in Jaffna district, and the other from Lingkanakar in Trincomalee district, had been abducted in two separate incidents in Colombo, according to complaints lodged with the Dehiwala Police and Fort Police by their relatives.
The first abduction took place at Sea Street on September 17. The victim had been identified as Thiyagarajah Jegan, 29, of Lingkanakar in Trincomalee and had been working in a jewelry shop located along Sea Street for the last two years. On the day of incident he left home around 8:00 p.m. but failed to return home, according to a complaint by his mother to the Fort Police. The victim was arrested in 2007 and was later released. His mother had told the police she suspected her son had been abducted.
In the second incident Subramanian Sritharan ,39, of Kaarainakar who had been working in a hotel for the last three years had been abducted by a gang of six armed men on September 19 in a white van. He had been married, and his wife and child have been living in Canada. The victim had already made travel arrangement to join his family in Canada, according to complaints with the Dehiwala Police by his relatives.