JMPGA to meet Justice Minister

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 April 2003, 10:48 GMT]
The Jaffna Missing Persons' Guardian Association (JMPGA) Sunday decided to meet Sri Lanka's Minister of Justice, Law Reform and National Integration Mr.W.J.M.Lokkubandara regarding several hundreds disappeared Tamil youths after the arrest by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) following 1995 military operation, sources said.

A decision to this was taken at a special meeting of the JMPGA held Sunday at the Jaffna Vembadi High School. The JMPGA further decided to request the Justice Minister to given an early appointment for a seven-member delegation to meet and brief him about its agitation for the last several years to trace the disappeared Tamil youths numbering more than six hundred following Riviressa military operation, sources said.

Meanwhile the Association of Relations of Missing Soldiers in Action (ARMSA) in the south has come forward to help the JMPGA to file action against the authorities concerned responsible for the alleged disappearance of Tamil youths in Jaffna after 1995 military operations, sources said.

A delegation of the ARMSA is likely to visit Jaffna in this regard with lawyers from south between April and 10. The president and secretary of the ARMSA Messrs Pakkia Nanayakkara and K.Pathirana will accompany the ARMSA delegation to Jaffna, sources said.


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