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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|

Body of missing 5-year-old girl found

Body of missing 5-year-old girl found

The Police today (13) discovered the body of the 5-year-old girl who went missing from her home at Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya. A search operation was launched after a complaint was received by police stating that the 5-year-old girl had gone missing from her home, on Saturday. MORE...

September 13, 2015  10:03 am|

5-year-old girl reported missing

5-year-old girl reported missing

A complaint has been received by police that a 5-year-old girl has gone missing from her home at Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya. MORE..

September 12, 2015  11:30 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|

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

Sri Lankan student reported missing in India

A Sri Lankan girl student doing hotel management course at a college in Moodbidri near Mangalore has been reported missing from her hostel since July 25, police said. MORE..

July 28, 2015  10:11 am|

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|

Missing Sri Lankan teenager found safe

Missing Sri Lankan teenager found safe

A Sri Lankan teenager has been found safe after she went missing from a bus stop on Thursday night in Brisbane, Australia. MORE..

June 5, 2015  10:08 am|

Body of suspected missing teen recovered

Body of suspected missing teen recovered

The body of a teenager, believed to be that of the 15-year-old boy who was reported missing, has been recovered from the Gin Ganga near the Gintota Bridge, police said. MORE..

May 29, 2015  12:37 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|

Missing womans body found in Kotakethana canal

Missing womans body found in Kotakethana canal

Body of the woman that went missing from Kotakethana are in Kahawatta has been found from the Kotakethana canal, the police confirmed a short while ago. MORE...

April 6, 2015  03:07 pm|

Search continues for woman missing in Kahawatta

Search continues for woman missing in Kahawatta

A search operation is underway to locate a 39-year old woman who went missing in Kotakethana area in Kahawatta since wee hours of this morning (5). MORE...

April 5, 2015  03:14 pm|

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|

Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

Ex-ministers yet to return over 300 vehicles, says Rajitha

The authorities are yet to locate some 300 vehicles used by the ex-governments ministers, Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE...

March 5, 2015  04:59 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|

Tamil families demand U.N. probe of missing members

Tamil families demand U.N. probe of missing members

Families of the several missing people in Sri Lankas war-ravaged north and east have demanded a United Nations team to launch an investigation to locate their family members. MORE...

March 4, 2015  12:12 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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