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Families of disappeared hold mass rally against resolution extension

Families of the disappeared from across the North-East held a mass rally in Kilinochchi today rejecting the prospect of Sri Lanka being given more time to deliver on its co-sponsored UN Human Rights Council resolution. 

"UN! Do not give additional time to Sri Lanka for war crimes investigations," a large banner read. 

Families have been protesting for months, calling on the international community to deliver justice. 

Girl (centre) holds photograph and poster reading, "Where is my father? I want my father". 

The protest, which marks the opening day of the UNHRC's current session in Geneva, was supported across the North East with religious leaders and political figures joining the rally.

Hundreds of businesses across the North also held mass hartals in solidarity with the families of the disappeared. 

Read more: Mass hartals as businesses express solidarity with families of disappeared