Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sri Lanka: 1700 persons registered missing after the Civil War

The Mannar Citizen Committee – a voluntary organization is now involved in collecting details of persons missing in Kilinochchi and Jaffna districts.

The registration of persons missing started on 14th October and according to reports, so far nearly 1100 registration have been made about 1700 persons went missing.

It is said that those are persons missing during the LTTE – Sri Lanka security forces confrontation (war) period.

Earlier, Sri Lanka Government appointed three members to the Commission tasked with investigating cases of persons who went missing from the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the war on 14 August 2013.

They are Mr. Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman) Ms. Dimingu Badathuruge Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mr. Mano Ramanathan.

The Commission has been given the authority to conduct inquiries and investigations necessary, and submit a report to the President within six months.

President Rajapaksa has instructed the Commission to identify the person(s) responsible in cases where abductions or disappearances are found to have taken place and to take legal action against those person(s).

The Commission appointed by the Sri Lanka Government has called for submissions in writing from general public details of any persons went missing on or before the end of October 2013.

Thursday 17 October 2013


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