Two SLA personnel reported missing in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 June 2004, 16:05 GMT]
Second Lieutenant W.A.S.Wikremaretna and soldier private Mr.Joseph Thomas Peter Karunaratne of the Sri Lanka Army are reported to be missing since June 8 from the 551 Brigade of the SLA which is located in Nagarkovil in Vadamarachchi division in Jaffna district, security sources said.

Both security personnel left Nagarkovil camp on June 8 to adjoining army detachment located in adjoining Manalkadu in Vadamarachchi division. When they were returning to Nagarkovil they were reported to have disappeared without any clues, security sources said.

SLA sources said both men could have strayed into the Liberation Tigers controlled areas in the Vadamarachchi division, sources said.

The SLA is reported to have complained to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) about the disappearance of these two persons, sources said.


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