Relatives of those who disappeared in Vavuniya protested against President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to Vavuniya today (19).
This was Ranil Wickramasinghe’s first visit to the Northern Province after becoming President.
The president was present for the district development progress review meeting held at the district secretary’s office and the relatives of the missing persons raised black flags and showed photos of the missing persons and asked them to solve their problems immediately.
The relatives of the missing had planned to hold the protest near the road where the President would arrive.
Among the protest organized in front of the Vavuniya District Secretariat, they also demanded to allow an international investigation to find those who disappeared during the war.
But when the Vavuniya police officers tried to remove them, a heated situation arose between the two parties.
It was seen how the police brought female police officers to Vavuniya, gathered the protestors in one place, and tried to tame the protestors by using barriers so that they could not raise their voices.