Monday, August 19, 2019 12:26:48 AM

Still looking for answers

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by Thulasi Muttulingam
A mother died recently. Not news.
She died in mental anguish. Perhaps news.
She died not knowing whether her youngest child, a daughter, was living or dead.
She had been campaigning for 10 long years to find out – and died still not knowing.

While a very few media organisations reported this as news, others wanted to know why it was news-worthy. It’s not news, they said. It’s not new either, they said. People disappeared in Sri Lanka all the time; not just in the North and East, but also in the South, especially during the JVP uprisings….

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