Elderly IDPs to be released from Cheddikul’am camp
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 17:09 GMT]
Six hundred fifty three elderly Vanni internally displaced persons held in Cheddikul’am Sri Lanka Army (SLA) internment camp in Vavuniyaa are to be released amid reports of rise of death of elderly IDPs detained in the camps in Vavuniyaa. Lists of names of elderly IDPs to be released are now displayed in Vavuniyaa District Secretariat and Cheddikul’am detention centre, media reports said.
The elderly IDPs will be allowed to join their relatives only after the written permission from Major General, G. A. Chandrasiri, on the recommendation of Deputy Inspector General of Police, Northern Region.
Relatives who seek the release of elderly persons should make their applications certified by their respective Grama Sevaka Officer through the Divisional Secretary and countersigned by the Government Agent.