A Sri Lankan army brigadier testified before a magistrate on Wednesday that a list of all those who surrendered during the end of the armed conflict in May 2009, has been kept by security forces.
Tamil Mirror reports that the brigadier, from the Sri Lankan army's 58 Division, revealed the presence of such a list during proceedings before the Mullaitivu magistrate.
The brigadier was speaking during a writ of habeas corpus hearing, which was filed by Northern Provincial Councillor Ananty Sasitharan and five others, who are searching for the missing relatives. He told the court that none of the their missing relatives were on the list of those who surrendered.
Mullaitivu Magistrate M. S. M. Samsudeen ordered the Sri Lankan army to submit the list of surrendering Tamils at the next hearing.