Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

March 1, 2015   04:13 pm

The presidential commission investigating cases of missing persons has continued hearing on missing persons cases amid protests by Tamil groups who are demanding a credible investigation into such issues. 

The presidential commission investigating cases of missing persons has started its hearing last afternoon in Trincomalee province.

“The relatives of those who have forcibly disappeared are tired of going before various mechanisms set up by the government of Sri Lanka from time to time,” Tamil Civil Society Forum (CSF) said in a letter to the commission. 

The three-member committee that comprises Mano Ramanathan, Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratna, and Justice Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, was appointed on 15 August 2013.

The commission has received in excess of 19,806 complaints inclusive of approximately 5,000 complaints from relatives of missing security forces personnel since the establishment of the Commission.

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