SLA detains Eastern University undergrad

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 June 2001, 17:30 GMT]
An undergraduate of the Eastern University was arrested and detained by the Sri Lanka army for questioning Friday in Vavuniya. A group of ten undergraduates of the Eastern University returning from the Vanni were taken for questioning at the SLA entry point in Piramanaalankulam Friday morning. Nine undergraduates were released from the SLA Goods Shed camp after interrogation. But Mr. Selvarasa Suntharalingam was detained for further investigations at the 21-1 Brigade of the SLA in Vavuniya, Human Rights Commission sources in Vavuniya said.

The arrested undergraduate is from Udaiyaar Kaddu in the Mullaithivu district, they said. The SLA gave no reason for his arrest and detention.

 

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