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Jaffna parents' ploy to prevent child abduction

Parents in Jaffna district in North Sri Lanka are entrusting their male children to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) to prevent abduction by the LTTE, reports PK Balachandran.

world Updated: May 16, 2007 17:54 IST
PK Balachandran
PK Balachandran
Hindustan Times

Parents in Jaffna district in North Sri Lanka are entrusting their male children to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) to prevent abduction by the LTTE.

SLHRC member and former Supreme Court judge Dharmasiri Jayawickrama told the media in Colombo on Tuesday, that some 200 children were with the SLHRC in Jaffna and these were housed in a special building, which was proving to be inadequate.

Overall, in the island, the SLHRC had received 147 complaints against the militant groups till March. 71 of these were against the Karuna group, 66 against the LTTE and 10 against the EPDP. The Karuna group and the EPDP are pro-government.

First Published: May 16, 2007 17:52 IST