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,
Congressmen Kumar, Pulenthiran, Siranjeevi and Yogan. All of
Patrick Tiberi them are in their early twenties.
The three females were questioned by Sitha alias
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
“Kasinathar Ganeshalingam, Employees.
Ganeshalingam was from Thellipalai in Jaffna while
Thangarasa was from Kilinochchi were interrogated
Kathirkamar Thangarasa, and executed by Sinthujan.
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
lined up and shot. TMVP cadres quickly covered up the
The fate of Premini was terrible. She was raped
Pre-School teacher at the
Acct at B'caloa
first by Sinthujan himself and gang raped by
Vavunatheeevu TRO office
TMVP cadres. She was apparently hacked to pre-school and vehicle driver .
death and thrown into the bushes.
received from Auxiliary forces
the Sri Lankan
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
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.