Three Tamils abducted in Mannar

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 February 2007, 08:00 GMT]
Unidentified persons abducted three Tamils in Mannar in two separate incidents when they were traveling along Mannar-Talaimannar main road, Tuesday afternoon, according to complaints made by their relatives with the regional office of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL).

They have been identified as Louis Moraes Satkunanathan,59, a retired Grama Sevaka Officer, Anestine Kathirkumar, 31, and Christie Balendran Croos, 29.

Unidentified men abducted Louis Moraes Satkunanathan of Sinnakadai in Mannar town, father of three, with his motorbike when he was going to supervise a construction work he had undertaken in Talaimannar.

Anestine and Christie were abducted when they were returning home in a motorbike with provisions they bought in Mannar bazaar. They are residents of Pesalai and fishermen by profession, according to the complaints.

The relatives have also lodged complaints with Mannar branch of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and Police.


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