Protest against Batticaloa abductions held in Mannar

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 February 2006, 12:26 GMT]
A protest demonstration attended by residents of Mannar and workers of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) was held Thursday in Mannar demanding the immediate release of abducted TRO workers in the Batticaloa district. At the conclusion of the demonstration Mr.S.Jesuthasan, Mannar District Director of the TRO handed over memorandum to the district head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), District Government Agent, district heads of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, UNHCR, and the Bishop of Mannar Diocese, sources said.

The demonstrators then marched to Uyilankulam sentry point of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from Marukakulam sentry point where a copy of the memorandum was handed over to the Field Officer of ICRC (International Committee of Red Cross) located in the area.

Then the demonstration proceeded to LTTE district political office, at Vaddakandal where Mr.Pali handed over the memorandum to Mr.Iniyavan, LTTE Mannar district political head, sources said.


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