Family man seeks protection in Kayts Courts

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 March 2008, 01:25 GMT]
A 28-year old man with two children from Oorkaavatthu’rai (Kayts) area sought protection in Kayts Magistrate Court Wednesday due to death threats by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and SLN-backed paramilitaries, sources in Kayts said. Ms. Joy Mahatheva, Kayts Magistrate, directed Kayts police to record the statement from the man, the first victim from the islets of Jaffna to seek protection with the court, the sources added.

A government officer in Kayts, placed in the protective custody of Jaffna Prison earlier after giving his statement to police.

The said officer was later permitted to leave Jaffna Penisula with the help of Kayts Court.


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