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Oblates in Jaffna and Colombo (Sri Lanka) stand in solidarity with Families of the Disappeared and on May 30th, the Oblate Fathers of both Colombo and Jaffna Provinces joined in a street protest conducted by the Families of the Disappeared people during and after the war. The public protest was launched after 100 days of Day & Night protest in Kilunochchi town. “The campaign is successful in many aspects,” said Fr. Ashok Stephen, OMI, “including participation, clear articulation of demands as well as the people’s determination to continue the struggle.”
Eleven Oblate fathers of both provinces, Jaffna and Colombo, joined in the protest and were the largest religious group present there.
The staff of the Centre for Society and Religion (CSR) together with hundreds of people, including priests, environmental activists, civil organizations and fishermen, protested in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Monday (April 4th ), demanding the government to halt a $1.5 billion Chinese-funded Port City Project.