The ongoing Struggle of the Relatives of the Disappeared, including the mothers of the North and East and reportedly the longest struggle in the history of Sri Lanka demanding the government to reveal the fate of their loved ones who disappeared during and after the 30 year-old war, marked 2000 days yesterday (12).
Marking the 2000th day of the Struggle, a protest march was organised from in front of the Kilinochchi Kandasami Kovil to the Depot Junction.
The North East Association of Relatives of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which strongly denies the acceptance of compensations and death certificates for their loved ones, including the victims of enforced disappearances and the children who were handed over to the Army during the end of the war, demands the government to immediately disclose their fate and the parties responsible for their disappearances.
The protesters revealed that 128 parents who had been continuously on the protest ground of the 2000 day Struggle passed away without learning the fate of their children. Many of the protesters including mothers and relatives of the victims had been subject to harassment on numerous occasions by the Police and the Military, they added.