TRO not cooperating in
[February 10, 2006 - 7.15 GMT]
government regrets that the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) is
not cooperating with the ongoing Police investigations into the alleged
abductions of TRO personnel and those associated with it, said Cabinet
spokesman Minister of Media and Information Anura Priyadarshana Yapa
addressing the media.
said the Police had yesterday (09) requested the Batticaloa Magistrate
to order the witnesses in the alleged TRO abduction cases to help in the
inquiry and investigation into the event.
Police yesterday requested the Batticaloa Magistrate to issue notice on
Ms. S. Dhoshini, one of the alleged abductees who has been released, to
report to the Police through Mr. Sathasivam Mahalingam, the TRO
Administrator in Batticaloa.
Police understand that Ms. Doshini, a District Representative of the TRO
is living with her relations at Chenkalady in the Eravur Police area.
Instructions have been given to a police squad engaged in his probe to
search this area and locate her to assist in the investigations.
Yapa said the Government wants the cooperation of the TRO to ascertain
whether there has been any abduction as alleged by the TRO and if so
identify those responsible for it.
has been considerable criticism of these alleged abductions by various
organizations, charging Government of inactivity about them. This is
despite a special Police probe ordered into this by President Mahinda
Rajapaksa, which is underway.
Police have reported that
12 of the
alleged abductees have already been released by their alleged
adductors. Some of those released have been questioned and their
statements recorded by the Police. However, there is also information
that seven persons reported to have been released, including six females
and one male, have moved into LTTE held areas and are not available for
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Date: February 10, 2006 - 7.15 GMT