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Sri Lanka's Genocidal War - '95 to '01
The TULF alleges that an Assistant Government Agent on Kayts Island was killed and no action has been taken to apprehend the murderers. Four people arrested in connection with another murder on Kayts have escaped to Neduntivu Island, after bail was granted by court. The Navy has informed the court that they have no permission to enter Neduntivu. The EPDP has denied allegations of human rights abuses. In mid-March, it was announced that a special identity card issued by the Navy or a permit must be obtained before entering any of the islands.
Punkudutivu Island student V Suthakaran is missing from 25 March. Concern is growing over disappearance of students in Jaffna. The Army denied arresting three youths during a search operation in Varani in early March. A girl student of a Nelliady school is also missing since 27 March. The Army took into custody Jaffna University student M Ketheeswaran on the same day. Fifteen year-old T Yogarajah is currently held at Kankesanthurai military base. Reports say since 1996, six students have been killed by landmines in Jaffna and over 50 students have been injured.
Colombo agency, Centre for Human Rights and Development say soldiers assaulted 23 displaced civilians who visited their homes at Nunavil and Madduvil on 1 March in Thenmaratchy area. Displaced people were also attacked two days later despite having obtained permission to visit their homes...
and in the East...
.... The police arrested S Sivakumaran at Valaichenai on 12 March after he was accused of LTTE links by a Tamil group allied to the Army. He had recently been released after three years in Kalutara prison. Three days later, the police shot dead S Mathikumar of Mandur alleging that he failed to stop at a checkpoint. The Army killed civilian P Nallarajah, 49, on 22 March in Valaichenai.
In Trincomalee District, the security forces ordered 4,000 people in Uvarmalai to assemble at Vivekananda College for interrogation on 25 March and took some into custody..."(British Refugee Council, Sri Lanka Monitor, March 2001)