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2,000 days of protest and yet no answers - Tamil families of the disappeared rally in Kilinochchi

Tamil families of the disappeared are rallying through Kilinochchi today as they mark 2,000 days of continuous protests in the search of their forcibly disappeared loved ones. 

The protests, predominantly led by Tamil women, began in February 2017 to demand answers about the fate of their loved ones who in most cases were forcibly disappeared at the hands of Sri Lanka's security forces. Although the families are faced with increasing levels of threats and harassment by the state, they have been relentless in their pursuit of justice and accountability. 

Despite multiple pledges from various Sri Lankan administrations, there has not been any accountability for those who were forcibly disappeared at the hands of the Sri Lankan state.

Since the protests began over five years ago, over 138 parents have passed away without seeing any justice. 

To this day, the Sri Lankan government have failed to provide any answers. 




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