A protest was staged today 9th opposite the fort railway station urging the government to return their children abducted by the navy. The parents alleged the Navy for abducting their children’s many years ago who still remain disappears.
The parents also alleged that the navy demanded extortions and following paying the extortions too they did not return their children.
They said they are suffering like this for the last eight years in search of their children and said the current president would hear their grievances and the injustice happened to them by the previous regime and dispense justice for them.
The protesters said in an impulsive voice although one year has been elapsed still they could find a clue about what happened to their children.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that his victory in the elections saved his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa from being hauled before an international war crimes court.
“He (Rajapaksa) was publicly lamenting that he was to be taken before a war crimes court and executed on an electric chair. The people who voted me against him have prevented that,” Sirisena said, responding to Rajapaksa’s statement on the UN human rights chief’s visit to the country.
Sirisena said his victory in elections in January last year over Rajapaksa was the reason why the former President was prevented from answering a war crimes probe. Rajapaksa, in a statement on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s visit to the country had said that the government’s agreement to have a human rights probe on the last phase of the war with the LTTE was a “betrayal”.
Commenting on the number of civilian casualties, “We have a question mark as whether it is 40,000 but we are interested in finding out the actual number. We know there were casualties there had to be casualties in that type of fight. But we are interested in standing with the international community to determine the final numbers.”
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