Missing persons’ relatives demand justice Will go in procession on Sunday

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By 2017-12-08

Relatives of missing persons will hold a massive procession in Batticaloa on Sunday, 10 December, demanding justice for those who went missing during and after the war.

Batticaloa District Convener of the Organization for Relatives of Missing Persons, V. Amalanayagi, said relatives of all missing persons from the Eastern Province will participate in the procession.

"Although many protests were staged, urging justice for the missing persons, the Sri Lankan Government had failed to find a solution for the burning issue. Thus, we have organized this procession to grab the attention of the international community," she said.
She further added that the relatives of missing persons have lost interest in the Office of Missing Persons, since procedures have been dragging for a long period with no specific progress. "We urge the international community to pressurize the Sri Lankan Government to find an immediate solution for the issue of missing persons without any further dragging," she said.

Amalanayagi further insisted that if the OMP is being established in other areas, it should also be implemented in the Batticaloa District, which also has a large number of missing persons.

"We also invite the educated community, human rights activists, social activists , journalists and the clergy to join hands with us in our procession that is scheduled to be held on Sunday(10)," she said.

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