2 fishermen reported "missing"

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 September 2006, 19:28 GMT]
Two fishermen have been reported "missing" in the Vadamaradchi, according to compalints made with the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna. The fishermen were last seen while they were being interrogated by Sri Lanka Army soldiers at a check post, according to eyewitnesses.

The missing fishermen have been identified as Anton Selvaratnam, 24, and Sebaratnam Anthony Arulthas, 24, both of Munai Light house area in Point Pedro.

Meanwhile, the body of a young man found in Vakaravaththai area in Valikamam East in Putur North, has been identified as of Ariyaratnam Sylvester , 33, of Aathisoody road, Kantharmadam in Jaffna.

A complaint was lodged Sunday morning at the Jaffna office of the Srilanka Human Rights Commission about his disappearance.

His body was later identified at the mortuary of Jaffna Teaching hospital, with stab wounds and gun-shot injuries.

 

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