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Sri Lanka leftists launch online petition campaign urging release of disappeared activists

Sri Lanka’s The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) today launched an online petition-signing campaign in Colombo urging the government to immediately release the two missing activists of the organization.The two activists, Lalith Kumar Weeraraju,29, and Kugan Muruganandan, 34, of the Movement for People’s Struggles disappeared on December 09 at Nirveli in Jaffna while making preparations to launch the Movement for People’s Struggle formed by the dissident group of Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).The FSP activists say the two missing members are being held in military custody and their lives are in danger. The FSP says they have information that the two are being detained in a military camp in Jaffna and are being interrogated and tortured However, the Sri Lankan military denies any knowledge of the duo who were last seen on a motorcycle traveling in Jaffna. Weeraraju’s father and several others signed the online petition.The police and military have repeatedly denied that these two were arrested or detained in their custody.

Author: TELO Admin