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Two Tamil youths, Vettivel Kiritharan (23) and Kanagasabai Nagendran
(21) of Pattalipuram in the Mutur East have been reported assaulted
and tortured by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel after being arrested
on Wednesday, according to a complaint made to the Sri Lanka
Monitoring Mission (SLMM) by the youths.
SLN personnel, camped at Mutur cultural hall arrested the youths
Wednesday around 9 a.m. when they were proceeding to Mutur jetty to
travel by passenger boat to attend a wedding in Trincomalee. They
were taken to the navy camp where they were severely assaulted and
tortured by navy soldiers till around five in the evening.
Thereafter the navy released them, according to the victims.
They arrived Thursday evening from Mutur and lodged complaints at
the SLMM in Trincomalee. One of the youths received bleeding
injuries due to assault and torture, sources said.
The head of the Trincomalee SLMM has asked both youths to report to
the government hospital for medical examination with the assistance
of the International Committee of Red Cross, the sources said.