SLA arrests two Tamil girls in Siththandy

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 April 2007, 00:19 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers arrested a teenage girl and a woman at Siththandy in Eravur Police division in Batticaloa district on Tuesday and Wednesday and handed them to Eravur Police for further inquiries, police sources said. The arrested girls were later produced before Batticaloa District Judge, M. H. M. Ajmeer, who directed the police to hand over the girls to their parents.

The two girls, Baby-Shanthiny Vimalanathan, 15, of Siththandy and Mathivathany Kunasingham, 29, of Kannankudah who underwent arms training after being abducted by an unidentified armed group were arrested while loitering in the vicinity of a Hindu temple in Siththandy having escaped from their abductors.

Siththandy is situated 22 km north of Batticaloa.


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