Dolphin Van abductions scares people - BBC
Tamils detained in Vavuniya camps are being abducted everyday by people who come in 'Dolphin Vans'
Displaced Tamil people are being daily abducted from camps in Vavuniya by people who come in vans, a displaced person told the BBC.
Speaking with BBC Sandeshaya from a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Vavuniya, the IDP said all the displaced try to hide in their tents as the 'Dolphin vans' arrive in the camps.
"We do not know what exactly happens as everybody hides as soon as they see the vans. But I know that two to three people are disappearing daily," he said.
The relatives who come to meet the people are separated by barbed wire fence. If they have to give some eatables, buscuits, fruits etc they have to throw them over the fence.
"There are special tents outside the camps to meet the relatives. They are not allowed to touch anybody as both parties have to stay five metres away from the fence. If they need to hand over something, biscuits, fruits, etc, they have to throw it over the fence."
Three meals are provided in the camps, he said, but as the food is prepared for thousands of people at once, they are unpalatable.
When food is delivered the IDPs have to stay in queues for more than an hour, depending upon the camp, to get their quota of meals or dry food.
As the rainfall continues, he said, it is very difficult to live in the camps due to floodwaters and bad smell from the lavatories that have overflown.