Jaffna Rights officer transferred

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 December 1999, 19:18 GMT]
Mr.S.Sritharan, the Co-ordinating Officer of the Sri Lanka government funded Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna has been transferred out of the northern peninsula with immediate effect, sources said.

On Tuesday he had received an anonymous letter, threatening him with death before the presidential elections on December 21, HRC sources said.

The letter accused the official of being a support of the Liberation Tigers, the sources added.

Today he received formal transfer orders. It is learnt that he would be posted to the Vavuniya office of the Human Rights Commission, shortly.

 

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