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Last updated: 10 December, 2011 - Published 18:23 GMT
 
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Two activists missing in Jaffna
 
Protest in Jaffna
'We want our loved ones. Find our children' - Demonstrators
Jana Aragala Viyaparaya (People’s Struggle) of JVP says two of its activists are missing in Jaffna.

National Coordinator of the Jana Aragala Viyaparaya, JVP MP Ajith Kumara told BBC Sandeshaya that the activists were in Jaffna to organise an event to commemorate the International Human Rights Day.

Lalith Kumara Viraj and Kugan Murugananthan are the two members of the Jana Aragala Viyaparaya. Lalith Kumara Viraj is also the political organiser of the JVP in the Jaffna district.

“Around five pm on Friday, they left Kugan Murugananthan’s house in Aavarangkaal in Jaffna on a motor bike and since then they are missing”, parliamentarian Ajith Kumara said.

MP, Ajith Kumara told BBC Sandeshya that he had lodged complaints with the Defence Secretary, Inspector General of Police, the Deputy Inspector General of Police – Jaffna Division and Jaffna police.

 Around five pm on Friday, they left Kugan Murugananthan’s house in Aavarangkaal in Jaffna on a motor bike and since then they are missing
 
JVP MP Ajith Kumara

Police spokesman Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana told BBC Sandeshaya that investigations have begun on the basis of available information.

“There is no information where they had gone and the only information they have is that they had left on a motor bike” he added.

International Human Rights Day

The International Human Rights Day was held in Jaffna with demonstrations organised by Tamil National Alliance, Democratic Peoples Front, the Civil Monitoring Committee of missing persons and other civil right campaigners.

Former Jaffna District TNA MP, M. K. Sivagilingam said that there were police interference to the demonstration at the Jaffna Bus stop, and it was delayed by three hours. The demonstration was delayed by three hours.

Release political detainees

Parents and relatives of the disappeared Tamil persons who were among the human rights activists called upon the government to reveal the where about of their loved ones.

“We want our loved ones. Find our children”, the protesters chanted.

Demonstrations were also aimed to pressurise the government to release the political prisoners in custody.

They also called upon the government to halt the land grabs in the north, repeal emergency laws and abolish the eighteenth amendment.

 
 
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