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Children in Vavuniya call for their imprisoned fathers to be released

Children of Tamil political prisoners held a demonstration in the Eranai Elupikkaikulam region of Vavuniya on Tuesday, calling for their fathers, who have been incarcerated for years without charge under Sri Lanka's draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Placards read: "Education, food, protection are refused. Appa [father] come soon", "UN people please help release my dad and other dads like him," and "We stand having lost love, care and affection. When will we get these things, that Appa (father) had?"

The demonstration follows a similar one held on Sunday in the Cheddikulam region. See here for more.