The mother of a Tamil man who was abducted by a white van on Sunday, said military officials stated her son had been sent to Boosa Detention Camp in the Sinhala south of the island, as she continues to search for his whereabouts.
An official at the Jaffna HRC told Ceylonews that abductions have continued in the North-East, with Rajadurai Jeyanthan's case being the third complaint they have received in April alone.
Mr Jeyanthan was abducted by armed men claiming to be from Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division in a white van on Sunday.
“They checked the house, interrogated him and handcuffed him before taking him away,” his mother told Ceylonews “They were in civvies and were carrying weapons.” “They told us to come Ariyalai and then to Vavuniya,” she said. “When we went to Vavuniya, we were told that he has been sent to Boosa detention camp.”
Still searching for his whereabouts, she went to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna to file a compliant. “We don’t know whether he is kept in Boosa or not,” she said.
Secretary of the Tamil National People’s Front, S Gajendran, accompanied Mr Jeynanthan’s mother to the HRC and demanded an answer from Sri Lankan officials.
“If the police have refused to accept this complaint, then it clearly shows that they've have fully aided and abetted this abduction,” he said. “If anything happens to his life in the absence of an official note of acknowledgement of his arrest, those who abducted him will not be held accountable for it,” he continued.
“This is a good example that the abduction and torture are going on even under the Maithripala administration and not just during the Rajapaksa regime”.
See our earlier post: Man abducted by white van in Jaffna (13 Apr 2016)