Fisheries Society President feared abducted

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 July 2006, 06:47 GMT]
President of the Aathikovilady Fisheries Society and Board member of the Federation of Fisheries Societies, Vadamaradchi North, Mr.Rasathurai Inthirarajah,38, has been reported "missing" since Friday, 21 July.

Inthirarajah went missing while he was riding a bicycle from his home at Valvettithurai to Fisheries Society office at Pt.Pedro, his family members said.

On Saturday, Justine Cruz, 35, President of the Myliddy Fisheries Society was abducted while he was riding a bicycle in Pt.Pedro by men in while van.

Fisheries Society officials blamed Sri Lankan Government armed forces for the abductions and have warned that they will launch protest campaigns if the fishermen are not released.

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