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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2708

Commission on Missing Persons to Commence Public Sittings in Mannar This Week

Colombo, 07 August, (

The sixth round of public sittings inquiring into allegations of missing persons will be held in the Mannar District from Aug. 8 – 11, 2014.

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next sittings at the Manthai West Divisional Secretariat Aug. 8 and 9, at the Mannar Divisional Secretariat on Aug. 10, and at the Madhu Divisional Secretariat on Aug. 11. A total of 47 Grama Niladhari Divisions will be covered during these pubic sittings.

To date, the Commission has received 19,284 complaints, inclusive of approximately 5,000 from relatives of missing security forces personnel. The Commission has thus far inquired into 786 complaints, which are being analysed for further investigations through an independent investigation team.

The Commission had previously conducted public sittings in January, February, March, June and July of this year in Kilinochchi, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mullaitivu and again in Batticaloa respectively.

- Asian Tribune -

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