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Journalist reported missing in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 February 2007, 09:28 GMT]
A journalist working for two Tamil dailies, Thinakural and Valampuri, as correspondent of Vadamaradchi region, is reported missing since Thursday night, according to a complaint lodged with Nelliyady police by the journalist's family. The journalist, Subramaniam Ramachandran, 37, a father of two, was last seen at his private tuition centre Thursday evening.

Subramaniam Ramachandran
Subramaniam Ramachandran
Mr. Ramachandran, who also runs the private education institute at Arasady area in Karaveddy in Vadamaradchi, went missing after he closed his institute Thursday evening and was on his way home on his bicycle, his family members said.

Ramachandran, described as an "energetic correspondent," by the editorial staff of Yarl Thinakural, has worked for the two dailies for 5 years since the signing of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) in 2002.

He is a native of Thunnalai in Karaveddy, Vadmaradchi.

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