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Mother dies still searching for disappeared son

Another mother of the disappeared has passed way on Monday due to ill health, still in search for her son, who disappeared after surrendering to the army. 

Vijayaluxmi Shamugaraja, aged 68, from Thevipuram, Mullaitivu had been searching for her son, Shanmugaraja Arjun, who surrendered to the army in May 2009, at Valaincharmadam. 

Vijayaluxmi had participated in numerous protests alongside other families of the disappeared, urging the government to reveal the whereabouts of her son and others. 

She is believed to be the 19th parent of the disappeared to has died still in yearning for knowledge about their missing loved ones.