Monday, June 1, 2009

Sri Lanka may release British medic held in internment camp

• Detainee spent months helping injured patients
• Reports of rapes in camps have been received by UN

Damilvany Gnanakumar, currently in custody in Sri Lanika

Damilvany Gnanakumar, currently in custody in Sri Lanika. She was an administrative officer in a hospital inside the no fire zone in Sri Lanka during the last days of the war. Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain

(guardian)The Sri Lankan government was tonightconsidering the release of a British medic held in an internment camp in the north of the country after she fled the fighting there. On Saturday the Guardian revealed that Damilvany Gnanakumar, 26, was detained after spending months helping the wounded at temporary hospitals inside the so-called no-fire zone. Full text