SLA obstructs journalists meeting IDPs brought to Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 October 2009, 09:25 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) officials in Jaffna did not allow media in Jaffna to meet and interview the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) brought to Jaffna from Vavuniyaa SLA internment camps Friday. The officials who had warned the IDPs of severe consequences should they meet or say anything to media persons said that they have been directed by the Ministry of Defence not to allow the media to meet the IGPs. Meanwhile the fate of two female undergrads who were among 28 women undergrads brought from Vavuniyaa internment camps to Jaffna, is not known, according to University officials in Jaffna. The two undergrads were taken for interrogation by the SLA from Kaithadi detention camp. The others have been handed over to Jaffna University administration.

IDPs brought to Jaffna
SLA photographing IDP women


IDPs brought to Jaffna
IDPs being taken to Jaffna by the SLA
Vavuniyaa Government Agent (GA), Ms. Charles, handed over around 2,265 IDPs of 722 families to Jaffna Director of Planning, K. Pratheepan Friday.

1220 persons belonging to 428 families of the above IDPs arrived in Jaffna Friday around 7:00 p.m and the rest are expected to be brought Saturday morning.

The IDPs will be subjected to interrogation and they will be handed over to their relatives after registering their particulars, SLA authorities in Jaffna said. The IDPs are lodged in the interim camps of the Sri Lankan forces in Jaffna.

IDPs brought to Jaffna
IDPs being taken to Jaffna by the SLA

 

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