Batticaloa MC member reported abducted

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 September 2010, 10:43 GMT]
The wife of a member of Batticaloa Municipal Council (BMC) complained to Batticaloa police that her husband had gone missing since August 23 after having met BMC Mayor Sivageetha Pirabakaran and a member. She said she suspects that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Unit officers had abducted her husband. A person had called her 22 August night and intimidated that her husband will be abducted by the SLA. Meanwhile, Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias (Pillayan) is reported to have said that SLA and Sri Lanka police in Batticaloa should take responsibility for the abductions in Batticaloa district.

The BMC member reported abducted is Pragasam Sagayamany alias Killi Master, father of 2 children, who had been elected to BMC representing Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP) organization led by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan.

Sagayamany’s wife Joseph Mary complained to the police that her husband had been abducted.

TMVP had been involved in several abductions, killings and extortion in Eastern Province after April 2004, sources in Batticaloa said.

95 persons including women had disappeared without trace in the last three years, according to complaints made to Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians by the relatives the disappeared persons.

 

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