4 Jaffna day-labourers reported missing

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 08:29 GMT]
Four men, all daily wage earners, have been reported missing from Meesaalai, Kodikaamam and I’nuvil areas during the last ten days, officials at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna said citing complaints made by the relatives.

Vadivel Raveendra, 32, and Sinnathamby Sivanthan, 27, both residents of Choalaiyamman Koayiladi in Meesaalai south had gone missing after reporting to the SLA civil administration office in Chaavakachcheari area on May 23, to sign a register, as they had been doing daily for some time on SLA orders, according to their family members.

Raveendra was not seen after June 23 and Sivananthan disappeared on June 16, after signing the registers maintained at the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) civil administrative offices at Chaavakachcheari and Kodikaamam.

A third day labourer, Nadarasa Jegatheeswaran, 24, is reported missing after having left for work on June 21 from his home at I'nuvil, complaint made to HRC Jaffna by his family members said.

Navarathinarasa Ketheeswaran, 21, a daily wage earner from Manthuvil, Kodikaamam was detained by the SLA and interrogated on June 16, and was ordered to report and sign the register at Kodikaamam SLA civil administration office. Ketheeswaran had not been seen after he went to the Kodikaamam office to record his signature, his family members said.

 

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