Velanai committee concludes Jaffna hearing

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 July 2002, 16:39 GMT]
The three-member committee of inquiry probing the assault of LTTE political activists at Velanai on June 20 concluded its sittings in Jaffna Friday. The Colombo sitting of the committee of inquiry is to commence at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on July 21 and will continue till July 24.

The Committee has asked members of the public to send in their written representations with relevant facts and any supporting evidence if they are unable to present themselves at the inquiry. A Justice of peace should certify the written representations, the committee said.

Mr. T. Panchalingam, Senior Vice President of the Ceylon Tamil Teachers Union, (CTTU), Jaffna district secretary Mr. K. Kumarasamy, Reverend Fr. Bernard, Principal of Jaffna St. Patrick's College, leading member of the Jaffna district humanitarian agencies and Mr. K. Sathiathasan of Kayts Welfare Association gave evidence at the final day hearing held Friday at the Jaffna district secretariat.

Air Vice Marshal (retd) Harry Gunatilake is the chairman of the committee. The other two members of the committee are Mr. Oliver Weerasena and Mr. C. V. K. Sivagnanam. Mr. Nalaka Kaluwewa functioned as committee's secretary.


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