For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
NfR – Net working for rights in Sri lanka
Exile network for media and human rights in Sri Lanka
Press release/ 11 February 2011
Disappearance of journalists and human rights defenders continue unabated in Sri Lanka today. One year ago, on 11th February, 2010 Pattani Razeek, a member of the Executive Committee of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and one of the Trustees of the Community Trust Fund based in Puttalam was intercepted at Polonnaruwa by a white van while he was travelling with members of the staff of the Community Trust Fund.
NfR expresses it serious concern that disappearance of Mr.Razzek has not been investigated by the authorities and he has been missing for a year by 11th February 2011.