Demonstration against abductions held in Colombo

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 December 2006, 11:52 GMT]
The Committee for Investigation of the Disappeared, and the National Front Against War (NFAW) staged a protest demonstration Friday around 10:00 a.m at Peliyagoda circle on the Colombo-Negombo road calling for a stop to forced disappearances and to safeguard humanity, sources in Colombo said. The Protest was led by Dr. Wickremabahu Karunaratne, the patron of the Committee for Investigation of the Disappeared and the leader of the New Leftist Front party.

Demonstration against abductions


The demonstration was followed by a public meeting held at Peliyagoda New Town Hall. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Sivajilingam, Tamil Congress Leader Vinayagamoorthy, Western Peoples Front's Piraba Ganeshan, senior member, and several others participated in the demonstration.

The relatives of the abducted from Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslima participated in the demonstration voicing slogans and carrying placards demanding the Sri Lanka government to free the abducted. The placards accused the Sri Lanka Government as responsible for the abductions.

"Our friend and Tamil parliamentarian Raviraj, who fought with us to free the abducted in demonstrations like this was assassinated in Colombo which is under the full control of the government security forces. The government is answerable and should take full responsibility for this assassination," Wickremabahu Karunaratne said in his speech.

"We will continue to demonstrate against the abductions until the abductions are stopped and people are able to live without the fear," he added.

Sivajilingam, representing the TNA and Vinayagamoorthy from the Tamil Congress party addressed the meeting at the New Town Hall which ended around 12:30 p.m.

Demonstration against abductions


Demonstration against abductions


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