As part of SAHR’s campaign titled “Article 6” in this video Dr. Nimalka Fernando (Co-chair of South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR)), Mrs. Sandhya Ekneligoda (Wife of disappeared journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda) and Ruki Fernando (Advisor to INFORM documentation center), all prominent human rights defenders from Sri Lanka talk about the situation of enforced disappearances (ED) in Sri Lanka from the 1980s to present times during and after the Sinhala insurgencies and the Tamil militant movement when both state forces used ED as a tool for counter insurgency and counter terrorism. The Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1979 is also discussed as a draconian law which facilitates acts of enforced disappearances by successive governments. The perspective of the family of a victim of enforced disappearances is added by the wife of a disappeared journalist where she discusses the trauma and travails of seeking justice for her missing husband.
The video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/
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