TNA gets access to detainee data base

24 April 2011 06:15 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A TNA delegation would be granted access to the data base of Tamil detainees at the TID office in Vavuniya tomorrow to see verify facts for themselves, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said today.

The government officials also would accompany the TNA delegation.

During talks between the two parties, it had been requested to give details of these detainees on behalf of family members and relatives. There was also allegation by the TNA that the government failed to live up to its promise in this regard. 

“There are over 4000 detainees. Their kith and kin should be allowed to know the personal details of these persons. We will go there first and see for ourselves the details,” he said.  

MP Sajin de Vaas Gunawardane will join the visit on behalf of the government. The TNA delegation will comprise MP Suresh Premachandran and Mr. Sumanthiran.

Also, the TNA is expected to have another round of talks with   the government on April 29.

Mr. Sumanthiran said that the focus would be made on the contours of a political solution and the dismantling of the High Security Zones during the meeting.

“There are over 4000 detainees. Their kith and kin should be allowed to know the personal details of these persons. We will go there first and see for ourselves the details,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 7

  • MagodisThumama Monday, 25 April 2011 12:55 AM

    Moons Magic !

    Thomas Monday, 25 April 2011 01:18 AM

    It took 2 years after the war to see detainees?

    Roshan Monday, 25 April 2011 09:23 AM

    This is the effect of Banki Moon's report. After two years permission given to see the detainee.

    Appu Monday, 25 April 2011 09:10 AM

    Lucky enough to see even after 2 years! Not like Gwantamo bay or Abu grave or in LTTE custody which no way forever!

    kaputakukula Monday, 25 April 2011 09:58 AM

    Thank U UN.

    Sri Minnal Monday, 25 April 2011 10:28 AM

    AT LAST MAHINDA IS HAPPY TO CO-OPERATE. THANKS TO UN PANEL REPORT.

    Chamalka Monday, 25 April 2011 06:43 AM

    Well said . otherwise they had no any reason to wait almost 2 years .


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