3 Tamils reported missing after arrest by SLA in Colombo

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 October 2008, 19:45 GMT]
Three Tamil civilians, residents of Chaavakachcheri in Jaffna district and staying in Wellawatte, are reported missing after being taken in for questioning by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on Thursday evening, according to complaints lodged with the police and human rights groups in Colombo by their relatives.

Sinnathurai Sivatheepan, 25, Kathirgamathamby Pirahalathan, 50,and Prahalathan Thuwaharan, 20, have been staying at No: 16, Chappel Lane in Wellawatte since 1st October. Six SLA soldiers arrived in a military jeep Thursday evening around 4:30 p.m. and took the three while asking their relatives to come to Wellawatte police station. However, the relatives had searched all the police stations in the Colombo district but could not locate the arrested three anywhere, according to complaints by their relatives.

 

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