Body of the abducted Postal Employee was handed over

The post peon of Kilinochchi Uruthirapuram post office, Thirunavukarasu Bala, 33 years of Kodikamam. Vellampokkaddy was taken by force by the LTTE for conscription before 6 months. He was not allowed visits by their relatives. Later his body was handed over to his sister, Vathany at her house at Uruthirapuram the day before yesterday by the LTTE and was told said that he was killed in the Manalaru battle.

Three of Bala’s brothers are abroad and one of his sisters is in India. His mother Thirunavukarasu Saraswathy who was in Colombo has rushed to Uruthirapuram via Omanthai for the funeral of her youngest son yesterday.

Will the local and international human rights commission interface the conscription of the government employees who are being taken away forcibly by the LTTE and are being killed in the battlefield? Will the media persons make protests against these human right violations?

Meanwhile Army sources says Major General, Jagath Jaysooriya was appointed as the new army commander for Vanni district. He was entrusted with the new position in a ceremony held in the army head quarters. He counts 20 years of service in the army. Major General P. Edirisinghe, who was the Vanni Commander, was transferred to the army head quarters as the Director General of the general staff.