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Saturday 18 August 2018
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A case to be filed against Sri Lanka: Yasmin Sooka in Skype conference with Media

A case to be filed against Sri Lanka: Yasmin Sooka in Skype conference with Media

The Executive Director of the International Truth and Justice Project, Yasmin Sooka met relatives of the people made to disappear, in a skype Conference yesterday, at the Office of the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Ananthy Saseetharan at around 2.00 p.m. day before yesterday.

The relatives had reiterated their stance that they do not have any faith in any local inquiries. Even the Mandamus case we have filed had been dismissed saying that we did not know neither the names of Army Officers to whom we had handed over our relatives nor the number of the Army vehicles which had took them away.

Speaking after the conference to the Media she said that a decision had been taken to file a case against Sri Lanka if it will continue to evade in the affair of the missing people, she said. Answering questions she said the details of 280 of the persons who had surrendered and gone missing had been recorded on a website http://www.itjpsl.com/.  All available evidences should be preserved in recorded form so that they may be used later even if the testifiers are not alive, she said.


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