Sri Lankans protest over 2 missing activists
Colombo: Hundreds of people protested today in Sri Lanka`s capital to urge the government to reveal the fate of two activists who were allegedly abducted two years ago.
The two activists 29-year-old Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and 34-year-old Kugan Muruganandan went missing on Dec. 9, 2011, while organizing a news conference to mark Human Rights Day for their organization, Movement for People`s Struggle, in Sri Lanka`s former northern civil war zone.
Their colleagues accuse the military of abducting them, but the military denies the allegation. Hundreds of activists demonstrated today in front of Colombo`s main railroad station.
Sri Lanka`s government is facing international criticism for failing to properly probe alleged abductions, attacks and killings of political opponents, activists and journalists during and after the war, which ended in 2009.
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