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Wednesday 30 September 2020
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Amnesty International meets the relatives of missing persons, promise to internationalize the matter

Amnesty International meets the relatives of missing persons, promise to internationalize the matter

While insisting with the Amnesty International that they are struggling with evidences that their children are alive, the relatives of the missing persons said that the Sri Lanka Government will only deliver justice through International pressure.

A group of Officials of Amnesty international including its representative for Sri Lanka, Jelenda Foster, visited Jaffna District yesterday. They had met the relatives of the missing persons, intellectuals and Human Rights Activists in several parts of the district and and had discussions regarding the projects undertaken by the Government relevant to Missing persons of North and East, the present conditions of the members of the families of the Missing persons and their demands.

The relatives of the Missing persons had placed the above matter during the meeting between the Officials of the Amnesty International and the relatives of the Missing persons.

Elaborating on the demands and opinions placed before the Amnesty International, they said, we are struggling for our relatives with a hope that the Government will deliver justice with International Pressure. The promises given to us by the President had not been fulfilled so far. We want to live at least one day with our Children. We have no faith in the recently established Office for missing persons or the  Sri Lankan Investigation Mechanism. We want International Investigation Mechanism. The International Community has a big role in this matter. Pressure should be exerted on the Government at the Geneva Sessions., they had said.

Inquiring and finding out their problems, Demands and the current situation, they had promised that they will inform the International and Sri Lankan Leadership and that they will take action to internationalize the matter.


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