One of the three policemen, attached to the Child Protection Authority, detained by the LTTE in the North, was admitted to a hospital after he had fallen sick.
The policeman has been identified as Constable Hemantha.
Hemantha`s mother, who had accompanied five others, of the families of the detained policemen, to see them on Monday (2), said the policemen were not in good health and her son has been admitted to a hospital in the LTTE controlled area, as his health was failing. He was running a high temperature and was given intravenous saline treatment too.
`My son and his colleagues in detention are in a very depressed state and the LTTE cadres we met said he has fallen ill due to his psychological state. They also said the authorities should intervene to get their release.
The new year visit by the family members of the detained policemen, as the year 2006 was beginning, was made with the customary sweetmeats and presents.
However, the LTTE thinks that these policemen could be swapped for three senior LTTE cadres being held by the government in the remand prisons.