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Families of missing continue Kilinochchi protest for fourth day

Families of the disappeared continued their protest in Kilinochchi for the fourth day on Thursday.

Muththan Theivendran insists his son Ratheeswaran is still alive and demands that the government reveal his whereabouts.

Ratheeswaran was detained by the army in 2009 and was seen by former detainees in Magazine prison.


Nithees was taken by the army in 2009. His mother says he has serious mental health issues and worries about how the army would treat him.


Mrs Thangarasa's daughter Kalaivani was handed over to the army at Omanthai in May 2009. They were told that anyone with even one day of LTTE training had to be handed over but that nothing would happen to them. Kalaivani has not been seen since.


Makeswary Kumarasamy, a teacher, was disappeared when taken to a Vavuniya hospital from Omanthai in 2009.


Protestors told Tamil Guardian they just wanted their children back. They insisted they would not move until they had a solution.