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    Next Public Sittings on Missing Persons Commission in Killinochchi

    September 10, 2014

    The Presidential Commission Investigating into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next round of public sitting in the Killinochchi District from September 27 to 30 2014.

    Public sittings will be held as follows:

    27th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

    28th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

    29th September Poonagary Divisional Secretariat 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

    30th September Poonagary Divisional Secretariat 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (for Skanthapuram GN Division only)

     

    New complaints from person/persons/organizations will only be received by the Commission from the Skanthapuram GN Division on 30th September 2014.

     

    According to the Chairman of the Commission Attorney Maxwell Paranagama, the Commission will soon probe complaints that have been received on alleged war crime violations parallel to the regular investigations conducted by the Commission.

     

    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.

     

    The Commission has since then held Public Sittings during the months of January, February, March, June, July and August in Killinochchi, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mullaitivu and Mannar. During these sittings, the Commission has heard oral evidence of 939 complainants. The recorded evidences of these complainants are being analysed for further investigations through an independent Investigative Team.

     

    The Commission has held regular meetings with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and have obtained their views and experiences gained in other parts of the world particularly on matters relating to missing persons at the end of a conflict.(KH)

    Last modified on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:12

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