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Extract from D. B. S. Jeyaraj's Article The loved ones of the “missing” have not and will not The tragic fate of TRO forget. A ceremony was held end of January in The (Sri Lankan Auxiliary force) Karuna faction employees abducted Kilinochchi to remember the missing seven. The mother of one woman and the wife of one man has a man called “Pillaiyan” who is described as the supreme military commander of the TMVP military addressed the gathering. They expressed the belief wing. Pillaiyan was responsible among many by Sri Lankan Auxiliary forces that the persons were still living and appealed to the things for the assassination of G. Nadesan the world to ensure that they return.Hope springs eternal! “Virakesari” Batticaloa correspondent. He is said One year has passed since the abductions and to be the main “link” between the TMVP and its resultant disappearances of seven Tamil military intelligence handlers. Pillaiyan is also the Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) employees alleged mastermind behind the on going “abduction took place in Welikande . Five TRO persons of Tamil businessmen for ransom” racket in travelling from Batticaloa to Kilinochchi were Colombo. abducted on January 29th Three were released Theevuchenai is a village in the Polonnaruwa subsequently. On the following day (30th) another district on the borders of Batticaloa. The TMVP had TRO vehicle going from B'caloa to Kilinochchi a string of camps in the adjoining jungle areas. An order was given to TMVP cadres at Theevuchenai by was hi-jacked at Welikande. Five full time TRO Pillaiyan over the telephone. employees and ten trainee recruits were on board. The ten rookies were released later but the other A TMVP team led by a man called Sinthujan alias Pratheepan was given the task. The Karuna faction five were not. cadres in the abduction team were Jeyanthan, The USA Congressmen Kumar, Pulenthiran, Siranjeevi and Yogan. All of Patrick Tiberi them are in their early twenties. and Sherrod The three females were questioned by Sitha alias Brown made an appeal to Pradeep the head of TMVP intelligence along with then Asst. two others and released. . Sitha's claim to notoriety The TRO Coordinator Regi meeting ex- Secretary of was after the murder of former Tamil National Secretary General of UN State Christina Alliance National list MP Joseph Rocca to Pararajasingham on Christmas day in 2005 release TRO “Kasinathar Ganeshalingam, Employees. Ganeshalingam was from Thellipalai in Jaffna while Thangarasa was from Kilinochchi were interrogated Kathirkamar Thangarasa, and executed by Sinthujan. Thanuskody Premini, Shanmuganathan Sujendram, The UN agencies in Sri Lanka deplore the Nadeswari and Sivamathy were required to give T h a m b i r a j a Va s a n t h a r a j a n , reported abduction of 10 humanitarian aid statements to the Police. They were harassed by workers employed by the Tamils Rehabilitation Police officials who kept them at the station Kailayapillai Ravindran and Arunesarasa Organisation (TRO), an aid organisation overnight. The victims were treated as suspects. Satheesharan, all employees of the Tamil relief Both of them also went to Colombo and voluntarily and development charity, Tamils Rehabilitation registered with the Government of Sri Lanka, and call for their immediate release. tendered statements to the Human Rights Organization (TRO), were abducted in two Commission. Ms. Doshini has not made a statement These are humanitarian aid workers who separate incidents in late January 2006. It is to the HRC. feared that they may have “disappeared” and devote their professional lives to serving those in need. Therefore, they have the right On the following day (Jan 30th) the same team there are grave concerns for their safety.” abducted fifteen people. After the interrogation ten of them were released. The five persons kept at Theevuchenai were Aruneswararajah Satheeswaran; Kailayapillai Ravindran, Palugamam, Shanmuganathan Sujendiran,; Thambyrajah Vasantharajan and The tragic fate of Ms.Premini Thanuskody . The four males were “interrogated” intensively by TMVP intelligence led by Sitha and they were asked to dig a huge pit. When it was over the weeping men were TRO employees lined up and shot. TMVP cadres quickly covered up the grave. The fate of Premini was terrible. She was raped K. Thangarasa Pre-School teacher at the T. Vasantharajan abducted by Acct at B'caloa first by Sinthujan himself and gang raped by Sri Lankan Vavunatheeevu TRO office TMVP cadres. She was apparently hacked to pre-school and vehicle driver . death and thrown into the bushes. The Award received from Auxiliary forces the Sri Lankan ex- President Chandrika Kumaratunga K.Ganeshalingam K. Ravindran Bandaranayak North East Province The accountant Secretary of Pre-School at Vipulananda Children's e for Tsunami Education Development Centre home, Palugamam Rehabilitation (PSEDC) Work A. Satheesharan International donors are supervising An accounts trainee S. Sujendram from Vellaveli The accountant of Manikkavasagar TRO Rehabilitation work Children's home, Santhively “TRO is a legally registered Sri Lankan charity and its mission is to provide much needed relief, rehabilitation and The Special Envoy for Tsunami development for the people of Rehabilitation Mr. Bill Clinton meeting T.Premini The chief TRO accountant for the northeast of Sri Lanka”. TRO Coordinator Mr. Regi the Eastern Province.
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