Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Draft bill of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Sri Lanka parliament tomorrow, JHU, JVP to support
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Buddhist monk activist to stage sathyagraha tomorrow to support 19th Amendment
-- [8 hours ago]
Second Sri Lanka Army contingent with relief supplies ready to leave for Nepal
-- [8 hours ago]
Chinese Chamber of Commerce rejects allegations of high interest loans to Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka probes serious security breach at President's event - report
Sri Lankan President requests his party to unite to ensure victory at elections
Over 23,000 deserters respond to Sri Lanka Army's general amnesty
Sri Lanka sends medical team to assist Nepal in earthquake relief efforts
No Sri Lankans hurt in Nepal earthquake, students safe
U.S. Secretary of State to visit Sri Lanka on May 2- report

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.