SLA releases 495 Tamils detained in special detention centres in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 05:51 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) released 495 Tamil detainees held in Thellippazhai Special Rehabilitation Centre and Kaithadi SLA detention centre in an event held in Jaffna Veerasingham Hall Tuesday. 270 students, 198 boys and girls of school going age, 72 Jaffna University students, 125 men and women claimed to have been former Liberation Tiger cadres were officially handed over to their parents at the event.
The SLA Commander for Rehabilitation, Brigadier Sugantha Ranasinghe, Jaffna SLA Commander, Mahintha Kathurasinghe, Northern Province Governor, G. A. Chandrasiri, Minister Douglas Devananda and Jaffna Government Agent, K. Ganesh were some of the guests at the event.
It is suspected that hundreds of youths are still held in the various special detention centres in Jaffna peninsula unknown to anyone.
The SLA did not disclose the number or the details of young men and women still held in the various special detention centres in the peninsula whose fate remain unknown.