Due to fear of being killed or kidnapped, 119
persons from the Jaffna Peninsula have got themselves remanded
to fiscal custody in 2007, through the Courts, with the help of
the Human Rights Commission.
Among the remanded were nine families.
They were taken into judicial custody on the
orders of Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and are detained in
three different places in the Peninsula and guarded round the
clock by the Police and Army. Though they have the freedom to
appear before a Court of law, and asked to be released, none of
them have so far done so, official sources said.