Tamil Diplomat

Relatives of missing persons to go on Fast unto death on 4 demands

The Society of Families for finding persons handed over and abducted and made to disappear sent a letter on Friday, informing the President, Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, that, they will go on a fast unto death on 4 demands.

The Leader of the above Society, Mrs.Jeyavanitha Kasipillai had stated in this letter that their Society will go into a Fast unto Death protest from day after tomorrow, Monday, 23rd from 8.00 a.m. in front the Pandara Vannian statue in Vavuniya.

We, The Society of Families for finding persons handed over and abducted and made to Disappear are  eye witnesses  to the abduction of our kins by Government Security Forces and Pro- Government para military groups.

Although, we have informed relevant local and International organizations, and although several years had passed, our relatives had not been released so far. Our Non-violent struggles so far had not yielded any result. There we are going into Fast unto Death struggle, seeing no other way. Our demands are as follows:

*  Whether our relatives are alive or Dead?

*  If they are alive , in which torture camp they are kept ?

*  If they are not alive, publicize to the public as to  what happened to them? Who murdered them and where did they were buried?

*  If they are alive release them and all political prisoners and give them to their kins.

We shall continue our fast until answers are given our demands. If something worse happens  to us the responsibility for that will be borne by the President, Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, they had said in their letter.