Civilians held for more than a year in SLA Thellippazhai Rehabilitation Centre

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 December 2009, 13:59 GMT]
One hundred and thirteen civilians, claimed to have surrendered themselves as Liberation Tigers, are being held for more than a year in Thellippazhai Special Rehabilitation Centre of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Jaffna peninsula, according to Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) sources. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka government refuses to reveal the number of inmates continued to be detained in Kaithadi SLA detention camp which has been converted into a Rehabilitation Centre, Jaffna Secretariat (JS) sources said.

According to JS sources 95,473, persons of 28,055 families including IDPs from Vanni are being held in Jaffna camps and staying with their relatives. This number is 17% of the total population of Jaffna peninsula.

Most of the above IDPs are located in Chaavakachcheari area consisting of 26,584 persons of 8,104 families while 42 persons of 19 families are in Nedunththeevu.

 

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