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Another Tamil father dies searching for his son

Yet another Tamil father who was searching for his forcibly disappeared child has died today, despite more than 1,222 days of protest in Vavuniya.

Thirunavukarasu, a 69-year-old man from Chettikulam, spent more than a decade demanding information on the whereabouts of his son Wickeswaran, who went missing in Vavuniya in 2008.

For 1,222 days Thirunavukarasu joined other Tamil families of the disappeared in roadside protests in the district, demanding justice for their forcibly abducted loved ones.

He died without ever knowing what happened to his child or before those responsible were brought to justice.

His death comes just weeks after another Tamil protestor passed away.

To date, dozens of Tamils have died searching for their children.