White van gunmen abduct 5 Tamil youths in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 November 2008, 13:55 GMT]
Unidentified armed men in white van abducted five Tamil youths during the past seven days in Trincomalee district, according to complaints by public to Trincomalee district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Mr. Thurairatnasingam. The fate of the five abducted youths is not known, the relatives of the youths told the MP.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) jointly conducted a cordon and search, and with the help of masked identifiers, arrested seven internally displaced Tamil youths staying in Trincomalee Cultural Hall Friday.

The relatives of the seven youths have made complaints about the arrest to Mr. Thurairatnasingam, and the youths were released on his intervention.



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