Refugees protest against detention
| Date: 19980522
142 Tamil refugees being held at the Glass factory detention centre in Trincomalee staged a token protest this morning urging the authorities to send them back to their homes in the Jaffna peninsula said sources in the eastern town.
The protesters handed over an appeal to the Divisional Secretary (DS), Mr. V. Velummayilum said the sources.
All 142 detainees had been brought to Trincomalee on April 29 after being held in Pesali detention centre for four months.
They are now stranded in Trincomalee as there is no boat service between Trincomalee and Jaffna at present said the sources.