Missing youth in EPDP office

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 December 1999, 11:07 GMT]
Yoagaratnam Puvitharan, 17, of Mirusuvil, who has been reported 'missing' since 17 November is reported to be detained at the EPDP office in Chavakachcheri in Jaffna, his father said.

The father has asked the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna to secure his son's release, sources said.

Meanwhile the chairman of the HRC Mr. Sreetharan said ten detainees from the Kankesanthurai special detention centre have been transferred to the Kalutara prison, south of Colombo.

They are to be produced before the court in Anuradhapura he said.

Mr. Sreetharan said it is a violation of directives from the Attorney General and has contacted the Commissioner of the HRC in Colombo.

 

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