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More missing activists turn up in Sri Lanka – ABC News

[ABC, Saturday, 14 April 2012 07:49 No Comment]

Kumar Gunaratnam was reported missing over a week ago. (AAP)A Hong Kong-based human rights group says diplomatic action to locate an Australian-Sri Lankan activist has triggered the reappearance of two other missing activists.

The group says the men, Lalith Weeraraju and Kugan Muruganandan, have been located in police custody four months after disappearing.

The Asian Human Rights Commission’s Basil Fernando says the two missing men were in the same political party as Kumar Gunarathnam, who returned to Australia this week alleging he had been tortured during detention.

Mr Fernando believes Australian Government enquires about its citizen triggered the activists’ reappearance.

"This whole intervention by the Australian Government on Mr Kumar’s behalf has had a very good impact," he said.

"All this may have led to some kind of more news being available on them."

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