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Protest in Sri Lankan capital over two missing Marxist activists

Hundreds of protesters of a Marxist movement carrying placards and shouting slogans marched in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo today to mark the disappearance of two of the movement’s activists who went missing a year ago.The Movement for People’s Struggles of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP), a dissident group of Sri Lanka’s Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) organized today’s protest march to demand the authorities for information on the two missing members.Some of the placards calling for the immediate release of the two activists read “Lalith- Kugan, Release immediately” and “Halt disappearances immediately”During the protest, staged in front of the Fort Railway Station in downtown Colombo the activists burned a dummy white van, a symbol of abductions and disappearances allegedly sponsored by the Sri Lankan government.The two JVP dissident members, 29-year-old Lalith Kumar Weeraraj and 34-year-old Kugan Muruganathan went missing on December 9, 2011 while making preparation to launch the Movement in Jaffna in Northern Sri Lanka.The Movement says the two Tamil activists are in illegal custody of the military, a claim denied by the military.

Author: TELO Admin