Civil society groups and human rights activists demonstrated in Colombo on Friday to show their support for the ongoing struggle for justice by families of the disappeared.
Holding placards and banners, demonstrators urged the government to provide answers to the whereabouts of missing loved ones and drew attention the plight of families who have been protesting on the issue for over 500 days.
In a letter submitted to the Sri Lankan president, the protesters urged him to fulfil his promises and release the least of those detained by the military.
"Enforced disappearance is one of the most horrific crimes known to humanity. For decades, the people of Sri Lanka have lived in fear of enforced disappearances, and have suffered its cruel consequences. Enough is enough, President Sirisena. End the suffering now. Provide families of the disappeared with the truth, justice, and reparations they are entitled to."
Read full letter here.