17 persons reported missing since January

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 February 2010, 02:18 GMT]
Seventeen persons had been reported missing till 23rd February, spanning first seven weeks this year, according to complaints made by the relatives to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). HRCSL spokesperson in Colombo said that HRCSL regional offices had received seventeen complaints of disappearance of persons, majority of them from north and east provinces, media sources said.

Eight persons were reported missing in January and the rest in February.

The missing persons included the Sinhala journalist Prageeth Hekneliyagoda and a NGO worker Razik from Puththalam, HRCSL spokesperson further said.

 

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