24 September, 2020

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Three Years And Yet No News About Missing Activists

It is exactly three years since human rights defenders, Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and Kugan Muruganandan went missing in Jaffna.

Lalith_kuganThe two activists were last seen travelling in a motorbike on December 9 evening, as they ran errands in the area to organise a media briefing for some MPs the following day in commemoration of the world human rights day. Since then, no information concerning their whereabouts have surfaced.

The two activists were closely working with the Movement for People’s Struggle organisation and they strongly believe the two activists were abducted by the military as Lalith had already received several death threats from the military in the days leading up to the abduction.

The case on the disappearance of the two activists was heard today at the Jaffna Magistrate Courts to which Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti were due to attend to make statements with concern to comments they had made on the two activists. However, due to their absence, a further inquiry was fixed for March 15, 2015.

Following their disappearance, when Media Minister Rambukwella was inquired by media concerning the incident he said he is aware of where the two activists were being detained but refused to divulge the information.

Lalith was a non-academic staff member of the Jayawardenapura University. He left his employment to fight for the rights of the war affected families and residents of the North i order to restore their democratic rights.

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    Murdered! That is the probability.

    We were not supposed to ask any questions. Rajapaksa asked the Supreme Court whether he could contest again. It looks as though we will not be allowed to read through the opinion given to him. In what other countries is this possible today? Perhaps in Mauritania, or Mali. And to think that when the Labour Government of Britain handed independence to us we were a society ahead of Singapore!

    We need to replace these thugs with a decent guy like Maithri. No. I’m NOT imagining that all will be hunky-dory the day after the elections; actually that is when the hard work will really begin. However, we now see some light at the end of the tunnel!

    On the other hand, all those observations will not bring solace to either Lalith Weeraraj and Kugan Muruganandan and their families. There are so many to be mourned!

  • 7
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    Ask Gota. No killing happens without his approval

  • 5
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    Three Years And Yet No News About Missing Activists? Why can’t you ask Goat Rajapakse, the ex-Gas station cashier and brother of the village idiot from Hambantota, where and when he murdered these two poor souls?

  • 8
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    This what Dan Jayatilake calls a VIBRANT DEMOCRACY. Abduction,torture and killing of both Sinhala and Tamil dissidents is the order of the day. Hope January 8th will change this. I am sure the God at the Thirupathy temple is watching with a smile.

  • 0
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    I have no idea

  • 1
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    Hey Abhaya, you never had any idea about anything. You simply ramble on here about your hero from Hambantota.

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