In March 2011, a Senegalese reporter interviewed Ushalini Gunulingam, the sister of Isaipriya, who said that Isaipriya had been tortured and sexually assaulted multiple times by the Sri Lankan military in the final period of the civil war. According to this source, the Sri Lankan military took Isaipriya from her family at the beginning of the war. Gunulingam also accused the Sri Lankan military of repeatedly raping her sister in particular, and this perspective generally. Gunulingam also told the reporter that, after Isaipriya was taken by the Sri Lankan military, she saw her pregnant with an unknown man. According to this source, Isaipriya is alive and under the protection of the Sri Lankan military but has been moved to a secret location.
According to the ICIJ, Sri Lankan military spokesman Brig. Abeyratne Permaulan claims that Isaipriya was not killed by the Sri Lankan security forces. Permaulan said that Ushalini Gunasingham was taken to the town of Mullaitivu and brought back to Colombo, and that she died in the hospital while undergoing emergency surgery. Permaulan claims that Gunasingam was tortured and brutalized outside the hospital before she died from blood poisoning. Senegalese journalist Mohamed Keita supports this account, in which he claims that Ladeeda Anatolah Haniffa, the other sister of Isaipriya, also reportedly died in the same hospital. However, Keita also reportedly states that he believes Gunasingam was not beaten beyond recognition and resuscitation efforts.
On 19 May 2014 a Tamil journalist Mohamed Amzam uses a satellite telephone to call his family and then calls the news station, Khabar TV. He states that his family cannot confirm or deny this, but also guarantees that the news is reliable. He says that Isaipriya is captive and they cannot contact her. He also states that Ushalini Gunasingam, a spokeswoman for the SLMM, was captured and tortured and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. d2c66b5586