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Relatives of enforced disappearances to hold mass procession in Kilinochchi today

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Colombo, Feb 20 (Daily Mirror) - In completion of seven years of truth-seeking agony to learn the whereabouts of their missing kith and kin during the war, the family members of the enforced disappearances are to stage a mass procession in Kilinochchi this morning.

Hundreds of members of the Association for Relatives of the Enforced Disappearances (ARED) from the five branches of the Northern and Eastern Provinces will rally around in Kilinochchi to mark their grievances.

A spokesperson from the ARED told the Daily Mirror the main procession is scheduled to commence from Kandasamy Kovil in Kilinochchi around 9.30 am and to proceed up to the special monument at Depot Junction, within a stretch of four kilometres.

Relatives, especially widowed mothers of the victims of the enforced disappearances ARED from Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Vavuniya are also expected to flock to Kilinochchi for the seventh anniversary.

Tamil political party leaders from all districts in the Northern Province have pledged support to the remembrance, which has been carried out since its inception on February 20, 2017.

Over 200,000 persons had reportedly gone missing during the later stages of the war in 2009, according to ARED sources.


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  • K T Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:10 AM

    Don’t the Tigers have a strong responsibility for the missing Tamils, it is they who took over the Tamil leadership and coerced the youths to join their movement .

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 20 February 2024 10:33 AM

    The Tigers are no more. The missing Tamils are those who were under Government Custody and thereafter went missing. Therefore it is the Government that needs to instigate an investigation to find them or provide answers to what happened to them without hiding under the underskirt of blaming very other tom dick and harry including the Tigers.

    BLIND Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:14 AM

    CURRENT GOVT OF SRI L CROCODILE TEARS FOR GAJA PALESTINE. BUT OWN COUNTRY???? OVER 20,0000 PEOPLE HAD MISSING. TWO STATES ONE COUNTRY FINAL VERDICT

    Tamil Tuesday, 20 February 2024 02:49 AM

    They have all the right to know what happened to their loved ones.

    Blame it on the rain Tuesday, 20 February 2024 11:01 AM

    The lesson for all citizens is dont end up supporting the wrong doers. Be it a aragalaya, a terrorist movement, a freedom fight, a rebellion, a trade union strike what ever the grievance is our right to protest must be done within the law. When a bunch of thugs murder your own Mayor dont expect that bunch to be your saviours one day. Likewise when innocent news reader Premakirthi de Alwis is murdered for the crime of reading the news (his job) such "fighters for liberation" will never be the solution for the problem. Finally by hiding and aiding these murderous criminals you end up losing your own loved ones. The truth hurts

    Jaffnaman Tuesday, 20 February 2024 01:06 PM

    What is the population of the Jaffna Kilinochchi Mullaitivu. Missing people 200,000, What is this? what is the agenda of the so called organizations?

    Thiru Tuesday, 20 February 2024 01:45 PM

    The government declared that 75,000 people were in the uncleared area before placing them in the open jail in Omanthai. Subsequently, the government celebrated the release of over 300,000 people from the LTTE.

    Jaffa citizen Tuesday, 20 February 2024 04:32 PM

    I will not blame it on rain, i will blame it on your stupidity on creating your own narrative and justifying it. Please spare the civilized society from your garbage


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