The relatives of the missing servicemen strongly requested the government to permit them to visit Wanni and meet the service personals confined by LTTE.
The Association of Relatives of Servicemen Missing in Action, requested the President in a letter, to give permission to visit Wanni to see their beloved children and spouses and help to free them by exchanging them with the prisoners who are under Army custody.
Although fifty members of the Association met the President Chandrika Bandaranike Kumaratunge at Temple Trees, on May 10 and agreed to give permission, no permission was granted yet for travelling to Wanni.
An emotional meeting was held yesterday at the Mahaweli Centre Auditorium. The parents of the missing service personals told the media men of their grievances. They had said the media sources “ If the Government does not permit us to travel to Wanni, we will go without permission on a future date.”
The Association of Relatives of Servicemen Missing in Action consists a membership of 1550 families. Its main office is established at Vauniya in order to keep close contacts with the people and their problems. The President of the Association stated that they have already intimated and discussed their plight with the Norwegian Ambassador and the British High Commissioner.
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