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SRI LANKA: AHRC condemns mob attack on meeting of relatives of disappeared persons

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Statement : On the 4th of August, a meeting for the families of disappeared persons, held at the Centre for Society and Religion in Colombo, was disrupted by a mob of people led by several Buddhist monks. The families, who had travelled from Mannar, Mulathiu, Killinochi, Vavuniya, and Jaffna, had also visited the International Committee of the Red Cross Office prior to this meeting. Read More...

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