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‘The Ongoing Search for Sri Lanka’s Disappeared’ – 47 Roots & PEARL

In light of the Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s declaration last week that the thousands of forcibly disappeared and missing Tamils “are actually dead”, People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) and 47 Roots released a video calling on government officials around the world to take action.

“Much like Sirisena, Rajapaksa attempts to deny accountability to the families without providing details of how they died,” said the organisations. “For over 3 years, Tamil families of the disappeared have been protesting for the Sri Lankan government to release the list of detainees (past and present) to no avail. At least 53 family members have died in pursuit of the truth about their loved ones.”

“While they have lost faith in the state, they are seeking justice from the international community.”

See their video above.


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