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Chairman of Missing Persons Panel rebuts Zeid

Chairman of Missing Persons Panel rebuts Zeid

Responding to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Prince Zeids call to disband the Sri Lankan Missing Persons Commission and assign its work to a more credible body, the chairman of the panel, Justice Maxwell Paranagama, contended that nobody else can do the job better. MORE..

October 1, 2015  03:21 pm|

Death toll in final phase was not 40,000, says Justice Paranagama

Death toll in final phase was not 40,000, says Justice Paranagama

Justice Maxwell Paranagama, Chairman of the Sri Lankan Commission on missing persons and war crimes, has said that the death toll in the final phase of Eelam War IV was not 40,000, as claimed in the 2011 report of the Panel of Experts appointed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, but probably a little above 7,000. MORE...

September 21, 2015  10:41 am|

Missing Persons Commission holds public sittings in Batticaloa

Missing Persons Commission holds public sittings in Batticaloa

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons held Public Sittings in the Batticaloa Distinct today. The Public Sittings will be held in the Kaluwanchikudy Divisional Secretariat tomorrow as well, an official said. MORE...

August 23, 2015  06:09 pm|

Ex-Army Chief denies accusations over missing persons

Ex-Army Chief denies accusations over missing persons

The former Commander of the Sri Lankan, Army General Daya Ratnayake, says that allegations regarding disappearances of LTTE cadres who surrendered to security forces are simply made-up stories whispered by anti-Government groups. MORE..

August 13, 2015  02:20 pm|

Missing Persons panel to submit final report in August

Missing Persons panel to submit final report in August

A Sri Lankan presidential panel probing the alleged disappearances of thousands of people, including minority Tamils, during the deadly civil war will present its final report in August, an official said today. MORE..

June 6, 2015  06:07 pm|

Special teams to probe into missing persons

Special teams to probe into missing persons

A few days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Sri Lankan government to pursue vigorously complaints on missing persons and take the cooperation of the United Nations and the International Red Cross, the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons has announced its move to have four special teams to probe such complaints. MORE...

May 6, 2015  07:51 am|

Interim report on missing persons this week

Interim report on missing persons this week

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons is to hand in an interim report to the President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday, the President Media Unit said in a statement. MORE...

March 16, 2015  02:04 pm|

Final report on missing persons this month

Final report on missing persons this month

The final report prepared by the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons is to be presented to President Maithripala Sirisena in mid March. MORE...

March 4, 2015  03:47 pm|

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

Missing persons hearing continues amid protests

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. MORE...

March 1, 2015  04:13 pm|

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