3 youths missing in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 March 2007, 00:13 GMT]
A youth from Mallakam went missing after he went to the bank Thursday morning, and another youth from Kilner Lane at K.K.S road in Jaffna is missing since Thursday, the relatives of the youths reported to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) office in Jaffna, HRC officials said. In both cases the complainants said they feared the youths have been abducted. A third youth has not returned after he was taken for investigation at the Neervely Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp.

Natkunam Navaneethan, 24, from Mallakam and Nadarajah Thayaroopan, 24, from Kilner Lane have been identified as the missing.

Thayaroopan, who left for work on Thursday morning, had said he would return home after visiting his relatives, but had not done so until Friday, his family members said.

Meanwhile, Sachithananthan Vithyasagar, 19, from Neerveli north is reported missing from 2nd March after he went for interrogation at the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp where he had been ordered to report by SLA troopers who had earlier confiscated his National identity card.



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