Commission inquired into complaints relating to the disappearances and
involuntary removals of 23 people. Out of the 23, one is a Muslim, Abdul Cader
Abdul Munaf, a 28-year-old fishmonger by trade. The L.T.T.E. is alleged to
have arrested him on 20.06.90. The L.T.T.E. cadres who arrested him are well
known. They are Prakash, Kailash and Nandan. The reason given for arrest is
that the arrested person was selling fish to the Security forces.
is only one Sinhalese among the 23 persons arrested and he is B.H. Ranjith of
B 12 Yaya ll of Padaviya. He was arrested by unknown parties, generally
suspected to be L.T.T.E. Of the 23 arrests, nine arrests are alleged to have
been the work of the Navy and five arrests by unknown parties. Another five by
the Army, one by the L.T.T.E. and three by the I.P.K.F.
Navy arrests consist of four from Kokilai, two from Mullaithivu, two from
Mulliwaikkal and one from Kilali. The Army arrests consist of two arrests of
father and son who were found fishing at Mullathivu and Tharmalingam
Paneerchelvam from Pesalai and one each from Mullathivu and Mulliyavalal.
unknown parties arrested five persons which include Ranjith, the only
Sinhalese, and Mrs. Kandasamy Sarosaladevy, clerk in the Trincomalee
Provincial Council Office, who went to Mulliyawalai on hearing of the arrest
of her husband only to be arrested herself; while the husband was released
nothing was heard of her.