Paramilitary abductions continue in Batticaloa, Amparai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 13 August 2006, 21:44 GMT]
Paramilitary Karuna Group men working with the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) abducted 15 Tamil civilians in Batticaloa and Amparai Districts within last two days, said Jeya, the Amparai District LTTE Political Head. He further said the incidents have been reported to the Sri Lanka Monitoring mission(SLMM).

Relatives have lodged complaints with the SLMM that 9 Thirukkovil residents and 5 Thampiluvil residents were abducted Saturday evening by unidentified persons who arrived in a white-van and a car, said sources.

Thirukkovil Police said they have not received any complaints so far.

Meanwhile, further north in Eravur, a farmer, K.Vamathevan,24, a father of one child, from Library Road, Kommathurai in Eravur Police Division, was abducted by gunmen travelling in a white-car, Saturday evening, relatives registered complaints with the Eravur Police.

More than 10 youths were abducted in the recent past from Puthukkudiyiruppu, Vinayagapuram, Peththalai, Kalkudah and Nasivanthivu in Valaichchenai but their relatives have not complained to the Police fearing reprisals from the Military and Police said Batticaloa sources.

Paramilitaries Sunday grabbed 4 motorbikes from residents in Arumuhaththan-Kidiyiruppu, Iyankerny and Thalavai in Eravur Police Division, sources added.

Gunmen Sunday morning seized a motorbike from an Iyankerny resident, Mahalingam Tharma at the Iyankerny Level Crossing, relatives registered complaints with the Eravur police.

Iyankerny is located 16 km northwest of Batticaloa.


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