Update: President Sirisena agrees to meet relatives of missing persons

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:33 GMT, May 30, 2017 |

President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the relatives of the enforced disappeared persons who have been protesting in Kilinochchi that he would meet them soon.

Sending his message through the Governor of the Northern Province today (May 30) after the protesters had blocked the A-9 road this morning on their 100th consecutive day of protest said he would appoint a committee to look into the matter and the committee would send him a report.

The President has expressed his willingness to meet the grieving relatives of the disappeared persons.

The President assured to set an appointment date to meet them within two weeks.

100th day of protest by relatives of the disappeared in Kilinochchi

The protest staged by the relatives of the enforced disappeared persons in Kilinochchi has reached 100th day today (May 30). The protest demanding the Sri Lanka government to reveal the truth about the missing persons and the whereabouts of them has been staged consecutively for 100 days.

Having obtained the court warrant, the Kilinochchi police have prevented the protesters to stage their road block.

In solidarity, wife of disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda also joined with protesters demanding whereabouts of her husband.

“We won’t leave here without getting response from Government on what happened to our children? We have been protesting 100 days here. Nobody came,” said a mother.