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Vavuniya Families of the Disappeared mark 1,616 days of protest

Vavuniya Families of the disappeared protest

Vavuniya Families of the Disappeared marked 1,616 days of continuous protest yesterday, as they continued their struggle for justice and accountability.

The demonstrators, who have been protesting to know the whereabouts of their forcibly disappeared loved ones, stated, “our economy has been looted by the by the Sri Lankan Army, especially our agriculture, trade, fisheries and infrastructure sectors.” 

“On our own land, we see the same mothers and fathers who lost their children struggle to find food for their next meal,” the Families of the Disappeared stated.

Earlier this month, marking 1,600 days of continuous protest, the Vavuniya Families of the Disappeared condemned China’s growing influence across the Tamil homeland and its obstruction of justice in holding Sri Lanka accountable for war crimes at the United Nations Security Council.

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