SLA arrests three in Jaffna, one missing

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 March 2001, 18:28 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army arrested a village officer at his home in Jaffna Thursday morning around 7 a.m. Nagalingam Sunthararajah, 44 was arrested by a SLA special forces motorcycle unit which neither gave a receipt nor reason for his arrest, his relatives said. Sunthararajah is the village officer for section J.486 in Jaffna.

The SLA also arrested Vivekanadan Ramesh, 32, at a hardware shop in Jaffna Thursday morning. The army gave no reason for his arrest.

Another youth, Tharmakulasingham Thaasan, 17, was arrested Wednesday morning at his residence in KKS Road in Jaffna town.

Sunthararajah, Ramesh and Thaasan are being detained at the 51-2 brigade headquarters in Jaffna town, sources said. Their relatives have complained to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna.

Meanwhile, the mother of Saravanamuththu Rajeswaran, 22, complained to the HRC Thursday that he son has been missing from yesterday. She said that she is making inquiries whether her son too was arrested by the SLA.

 

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