Sri Lankans protest over 2 missing activists

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.

PTI| Updated: Dec 10, 2013, 23:51 PM IST

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.