3 abducted, 2 reported missing in 4 days in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 11:14 GMT]
Three civilians from different areas in Jaffna have been reported abducted by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops in separate incidents, Tuesday night and Wednesday noon, according to complaints registered with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna office by relatives, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, two persons have been reported missing in Jaffna since Saturday.

SLA troops in a white van forcibly abducted Sivalingam Prabakaran, 34,A local staffer at the Danish Humanitarian Demining Organization in Jaffna, father of 2 children from his house at Mu'l'liveethi in Ariyaalai in Jaffna, Wednesday around 12:30 p.m, the complainants said.

Unidentified armed men abducted Shanmugam Sanjeevan, 22, a college student, from his house at Kaithadi south, Tuesday night, according to his father who said that the SLA is involved in his son's abduction.

Armed men in a white van abducted Ulahanathan Nithiyananthan, 34, the father of 4 children from A'laveddi west and an employee at Pa'nadaththarippu market, at Thoddiladi while returning home after work Tuesday, his wife said in her complaint to the HRC.

She also had mentioned the involvement SLA troops in her husband's abduction in her complaint.

An Internally Displaced Person (IDP), Gnanachandran Puviharan, living in the Naavaanthu'rai IDP camp is reported missing since Saturday after he had left the camp, his family members said in the complaint.

A resident of Puththoor north, Ponnuthurai Karunanithi, 53, has also been reported missing since he left home from his house to Achchuveali Saturday, according to complaints made by his relatives.


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