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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2735

Missing Persons Commission Dealt With 172 Complaints At Mullaitivu Sessions

Colombo, 08 November, (Asiantribune.com):

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons interviewed 172complaints during the public sittings it held in Mullaitivu district for the second time.

The Commission Wednesday concluded its 4-day public sittings in the district held from Nov 2- 5 at the Maritimepattu and Oddusuddan Divisional Secretariats.

The Commission was hearing cases of disappearances and abductions in Mullaitivu district for a second time due to the large number of complaints it received from the district.

Out of the 230 complainants the Commission has invited, only 170 have been attended while 166 new complaints have been registered during the four-day sittings.

Since the establishment of the Commission on 15th August 2013, the Commission up to date has received in excess of 19,471 complaints inclusive of approximately 5000 complaints from relatives of missing security forces personnel.

- Asian Tribune -

Mr. Maxwell Paranagama - Chairman, Missing Persons Commission
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