Army behind abduction of Sinhalese cattle herders, residents allege

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 November 2008, 18:33 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers attached to Palatupana army camp Thursday night allegedly 'abducted' three Sinhalese cattle herders while they were consuming liquor with two soldiers at Doserwewa in Kataragama (Kathikaamam) according to the villagers. The incident took place around 10:30 p.m.

When the family members went to inquire about the missing persons to the Palatupana army camp, the officials there denied any arrest.

However, the family members were told by the eyewitnesses the victims were taken by the soldiers attached to the Palatupana army camp.

The family members have lodged a complaint with the Kataragama police.


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