27 October: Sri Lankans Remember The Disappeared
27 October 2015 9:29 am
Today, we remember the 80,000 people who have disappeared in the conflict between the Tamil Tigers and the military in Sri Lanka.
Now, even in peacetime, the disappearances continue: Newspaper cartoonist Prageeth Egnalikoda was disappeared shortly before the 2010 presidential election.
As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, we offer our support to all the victims and families of those forcibly disappeared and illegally detained by state authorities in Sri Lanka and across the world.