SLA instructs Jaffna GA to open more detention camps

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 17:36 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and high government officials have instructed Jaffna Government Agent (GA), K. Ganesh, to open new detention camps in Jaffna peninsula for people brought from Vanni where an intensive war is being unleashed on the people in Vanni, Jaffna Secretariat sources said. Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) had been held in a state of readiness Tuesday and Wednesday to treat the injured among the civilians brought to Jaffna peninsula by the SLA, the sources added.

Though JTH was in readiness to receive and treat the expected injured civilians no one had been brought to Jaffna peninsula Tuesday and Wednesday, JTH sources said.

Jaffna GA, as per orders, instructed the Divisional Secretaries and their officials to select areas in their divisions to open new detention camps for civilians brought from Vanni mainland.

The GA is taking steps to provide basic facilities to Kurunakar Special Rehabilitation Centre with the intention of accommodating the civilians brought from Vanni mainland besides finding new places to open more detention


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