Tamil Information Centre
User Name:   
Password:   
  Remember Me  
Sign up  |  Forget password
Home   
Search
    Contact us
Many disappeared Tamil youths still alive in detention camps – detainee
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)

Many Sri Lankan Tamil youths who were made to disappear by force by the government Security Forces are still alive in detention camps without consciousness due to prolonged torture in the past, a released Tamil political prisoner revealed on Thursday.

Navaratnam Nishanthan, who was released from the notorious Boosa detention camp after being acquitted from all charges by a court December last year after nine long years, told reporters in northern Vavuniya town that many fellow Tamil prison inmates “remain unconscious due to prolonged torture while in detention” and “still living with untold agonies”.

The 31-year-old youth from Mullaitivu lost his parents during the final months of the war and two of his brothers and a sister died while being members of the Tamil Tigers.

Nishanthan said he was arrested on April 26, 2009 and was subjected to brutal torture repeatedly while in detention.

“They subjected me brutal torture repeatedly. They have destroyed my life completely. Many Tamil mothers claim that their children have been subjected to enforced disappearance, but many of their disappeared children are still living in detention camps going through untold agonies,” Nishanthan who is now living with his 85-year-old grandmother in Mullaitivu told reporters.

“Prolonged torture while in detention in the past have traumatized them to lose their identity and consciousness. I might face dire consequences for exposing this but they need justice. The government should take appropriate action in this case”.

Many Jaffna-based newspapers and other Tamil media outlets have given wider publicity to Nishanthan’s story at a time when the government has activated its Office of the Missing Persons (OMP).

Hundreds of mothers and relatives of the disappeared Tamil youth are staging a sit-in protest for over the past one year in Mullaitivu demanding the government to find out the whereabouts of their loved ones.

Both President Maithipala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have declared in public that thousands of Tamil youths who were made to disappear during and after the war were not among the living.

Establishing the OMP, Sri Lanka has categorically said that its findings would not give rise to any criminal and judicial prosecution.

 

Source: Colombo Mirror

Share on Facebook


 Latest 25 News/ பிந்திய 25 செய்திகள்:
India wants Sri Lanka to expedite joint projects
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
Rights groups slam Cardinal
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
Shocking, shameful; about 1,000 abortions daily in Sri Lanka
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
TNA seeks more Thai investments
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
Army in UN missions: Lebanon deployment extended pending HRCSL vetting of fresh contingent
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
Navy is warned to be alert on possible submarine attacks threats – PM
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
3rd International Housekeepers Summit 2018 records overwhelming response with over 300 hospitality delegates from 14 countries
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Saturday)
Fears that Sri Lanka death penalty moves will hit GSP+ access
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
Sushma Swaraj’s gumption and India’s abiding arrogance
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
Trilingual programme for MPs a failure- Mano
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
Namal in Jaffna says:TNA on Govt side
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
India Needs More Spice and Courage in its Foreign Policy:Tamils for Trump
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
MPS Plan during US President visit from 12 - 15/07/2018
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
The Cry Behind The Provocative Call For A Return Of The LTTE
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
GOTABHAYA, VIYATH MAGA, 13A and ME
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Thursday)
India will adopt a three-pronged strategy to check China influence
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Wednesday)
Asia after liberal international order
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Wednesday)
India's diplomatic victory By gaining access to Sri Lanka’s Mattala Airport, New Delhi has scored a silent victory over China. By Barun Das Gupta
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Wednesday)
Making public transport safe for women
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Tuesday)
Church on Internet abuse: Adults far worse than youth and children
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
House seeks clarification from Foreign Ministry Dual citizens as heads of diplomatic missions:
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
Minister Amunugama proposes alliance of Buddhist countries in the region
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
India allocates USD 56 mn to discourage poaching in SL
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
Civil society groups raise concerns with Office for Reparations Bill
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
Published Date: 16/04/2018 (Monday)
Donate
Support our work to bring rights to life in any way big or small
 Amount:

Donate using PayPal

Select dates to view
past and future events
<<<Jul - 2018>>>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
2
3
4
56
7
8
91011
12
13
14
151617181920
21
22
23
24252627
28
29
3031    
 Stand up for Rights and Justice
Trump’s child hostages
Read more...
Take Action
Set Noura Free -- sign now!
Tamil men accuse continuing torture in Sri Lanka Take a stand against torture and urge UN Human Rights commission for human rights to investigate
Urgent: They’re beheading children
Latest Publication
Armament for Repression: Militarisation of Sri Lanka Conference Report:

Armament for Repression: Militarisation of Sri Lanka

Read more...

Thiruvalluvar
About us
Site Help
Getting in touch
Other
Facebook Youtube twitter
Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions
Copyright © 2018 ticonline.org, All rights reserved.