The LTTE is accused of running a torture chamber in the Batticaloa district.
The accusation was made by the London-based Tamil Broadcasting Corporation on Friday claiming that more than 160 Tamils are held in detention and subject to regular torture and inhuman treatment.
The TBC claimed that the father of a man held in detention since March this year, has brought it to the attention of the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission and several international organisations including Amnesty International whose secretary-general was in Sri Lanka recently.
In a press release, the TBC known for its anti-LTTE views said:`LTTE, the Sri Lankan terrorist organisation, is running a torture chamber at Veppavedduvan in the Batticaloa district where more than 160 Tamils are detained for various reasons. According to reliable information obtained by TBC, this torture chamber is well hidden from public view and consists of more than 15 underground cells constructed within the LTTE Camp premises situated near the Veppaveduvan Government School.
The pathetic story of an elderly retired public servant from Batticaloa whose son was taken into custody by the LTTE in March this year is well known. He had made repeated complaints to these international agencies and had even written to Amnesty International and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.?