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* Families of missing persons in Sri Lanka express fear of being arrested
Mon, Mar 17, 2014, 10:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 17, Colombo: Families of missing persons in Northern Sri Lanka who have been involved in agitations over the disappearance of their loved ones have expressed fear of being arrested following the arrest of Balendran Jeyakumari and her 13-year-old daughter, Vidushika.

Jeyakumari together with her daughter had participated in many demonstrations in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya demanding information on the disappeared persons, including her son.

She was arrested along with her daughter by the Kilinochchi Police on suspicion of harboring a wanted LTTE cadre in their house.

The local media reported that the mother and daughter were prominent among the demonstrators during British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Jaffna last year.

Police have claimed they had found anti-government leaflets and some weapons in the house where the mother and the daughter were staying and Jeyakumari has been remanded by the Kilinochchi Magistrate for 14 days and the daughter was placed under the custody of a children's home in Kilinochchi.

This incident has resulted in fellow campaigners from the families of disappeared persons expressing fear over the arrest saying that they too would be taken into custody.

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