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Tamil father dies following 14 year search for missing son

Another Tamil father who was searching for their forcibly disappeared son for over a decade passed away this week in Vavuniya. 

Kanagaiya Ranjanamurthy, 63, from Vinayagapuram, Vavuniya, joined other Tamil families of the disappeared in roadside protests in the district for 1495 days, demanding justice for their forcibly abducted loved ones.

His son, Selvanathan, 40, was abducted in Vavuniya as he was taking food to his father. 

Tamil families of the disappeared have been protesting for decades, calling on the international community to deliver accountability and justice for their missing relatives.

Over 75 parents have died in recent years while searching for their missing children. 

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