» 09/01/2011, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Tamil Mothers: Help us find our children
The appeal launched for the World Day of the disappeared. The women are asking the government to investigate a case without looking at ethnicity or religion. With 12 thousand missing persons, Sri Lanka is the second country with the highest number of disappearances in the world.
21/08/2010 SRI LANKA
Sinhalese, Tamils, and Muslims remember Fr Jim Brown, who disappeared during the war
Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslims together to remember his disappearance. Fr. Brown was last seen August 20, 2006.
28/10/2010 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, families remember their "disappeared"
Since the '80s tens of thousands of disappearances related to the long civil war that " have never been clarified", amid government inaction. The commemoration was held at the monument site at the junction of Raddoluwa in the city of Seeduwa. The 20th year the celebration has been held.
11/06/2016 09:49:00 SRI LANKA
Colombo government admits 65 thousand "disappeared" in the Civil War
The authorities have approved a draft bill that records the disappeared. Family members will be issued a "certificate of absence". So they can access the properties of the missing relative. Until now they had to sign a death certificate, but the recognition of the remains is often impossible.
02/11/2013 SRI LANKA
Tamil women: The government took our children during the civil war
For the 23rd anniversary of the Day of the Disappeared, 350 women have asked the President of Sri Lanka for their loved ones to be returned. The testimony of two mothers. Since 1987, 5 thousand people victims of "enforced disappearances".
24/08/2009 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka remembers Fr. Brown and aid workers disappeared into thin air during the war
The priest of the diocese of Jaffna disappeared three years ago during clashes between army and Tamil Tigers near his parish in Allaipiddy. From 2006 until the end of the conflict the number of religious and humanitarian workers killed or missing during the war are over 70. Authorities’ silence shrouds their fate.
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