Ten civilians said arrested by SLN in Karainagar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 03:22 GMT]
Human Rights Commission in Jaffna received complaints Monday that ten civilians in Karainagar in Jaffna islets have been arrested by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) at 12.30 p.m. Monday, sources in Jaffna said. The arrests occured when Navy soldiers carried out cordon and search operation after discovering hand grenades hidden near a tree at the Valanthalai junction in Karainagar.

Two of the arrested, Vijayaratnam Sathees, 26, and Perambalam Arulrajah, 40, were working at a hair-cuttery in Valathalai Junction when they were arrested.

Three others arrested were school students who were walking from Karainagar School near the Valanthalai junction.

When the relatives inquired at the Karainagar SLN camp on the whereabouts of the arrested the SLN has denied arresting anyone.


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