4 Tamil youths missing, 1 abducted in Batticaloa in a day

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 May 2009, 07:03 GMT]
Four Tamil youths from Batticaloa district had gone missing Sunday 3 May in places around Batticaloa town while armed men in a white van abducted a young farmer on the same day in Vavu’natheevu, in Batticlaoa district, according to complaints registered with Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) in Batticaloa, by their relatives. Four of the youths who are friends had gone missing after leaving homes while unidentified armed men arriving in a white van had forcibly taken away the fifth youth from his home in Vavu’natheevu, sources in Batticaloa said.

The four friends gone missing are, Yogendran Joshan, 20, of Ellai Veethi, Mahesan Bernard, 22, from Cheaththukkudaa, Hari Mukunthan, 20, of Jeayanthipuram and Fernando Prasath, 20, a resident of Maamaangkam.

The youth abducted is Kirubairajah Ramanan, 27, a farmer and resident of Vavu’natheevu.

 

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