Dec 10, Colombo: Front Line Socialist Party, a breakaway Marxist party of Sri Lanka marking the World Human Rights Day today held a protest and seminar to protest the disappearances and killings of activists.
Hundreds of Front Line Socialist Party (FLSP) members and activists carrying placards and shouting slogan held a protest demonstration in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station this afternoon and called on the government to reveal the whereabouts of two of its activists disappeared two years ago.
Members of leftist political parties, trade unions, student bodies, farming organizations and fishing associations took part in the protest.
The FLSP alleges that the two activists, Jaffna District organizer of the "Movement for Peoples Struggle" Comrade Lalith Kumar Weeraraju and Comrade Kuhan Maruganandan have been abducted by the Sri Lankan security forces.
Weeraraju, 29, and Maruganandan, 34, went missing on 9th December 2011 at Nirveli in Jaffna while making preparations to launch the Movement for People's Struggle formed by the dissident group.
The FLSP alleges Sri Lankan government security forces of unlawfully arresting and detaining the two acticvists and say that the cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella has said that the two had been arrested.
Disappeared Weeraraju is a longtime activist of the Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and split from the party with a massive group to form the Movement for People's Struggles, the transit organization of the Frontline Socialist Party.
Kugan is a former cadre of the Tamil rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam who was rehabilitated by the government.
The party also launched an island wide poster campaign on Monday (Dec 09) to commemorate their disappearance.