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List of 110 disappeared placed in Sri Lanka’s military custody released by ITJP

The International Truth and Justice Project - Sri Lanka (ITJP), on Monday, released a list of the names of 110 people that were seen surrendering to Sri Lanka’s military on May 18 2009 by eyewitnesses who have fled the country.

In a statement made to coincide with May 18, the Executive Director of the ITJP Yasmin Sooka, called on the government to conduct “credible investigations into the forced disappearance of the more than a hundred people who disappeared while surrendering to the military on this day six years ago and to indict, prosecute and convince those responsible.”

The statement further called on the government of Sri Lanka to become a signatory to the International Convention for the Protection of All persons from Enforced Disappearances.

See full list of disappeared persons confirmed to have surrendered to Sri Lankan military here.

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