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Over 700 people held at secret army camp – TNA

The Tamil National Alliance spokesperson Suresh Premachandra said over 700 people are being held at a secret army camp, established by Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the North-Eastern town of Trincomalee, Colombo Mirror reported.

“Over 20,000 have been forced to disappear during and after the war amid reports that many of them are held in various secret camps elsewhere in the country. We have reliable information that over 700 people have been detained without any outside links at the secret Gota’s camp in Trincomalee,” the MP told parliament on Thursday.

“We urge Minister of Law and Order, John Amaratunga to investigate into this reports and reveal the identity of those who are held at this secret camp,” he said.

The MP for Jaffna further said “over 35 families have been held in the Trincomalee naval base secretly without any outside links”.

“Of the 35 families detained inside the Trincomalee naval base, some families have already been released. The Minister of Law and Order should also reveal the identity of the rest. The Tamil people have contributed immensely in establishing good governance in the country. If you are sincere in your claims that you are working closely with the Tamil people, you should immediately investigate into these allegations and ensure justice for their loved ones,” he said.

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