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Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

Sri Lanka urged to establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

“The people of Sri Lanka cannot wait any longer. Tens of thousands of families, from all communities, have waited far too long already. The Office on Missing Persons must be established as soon as possible,” said Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director.

“It is encouraging that both the President and the Prime Minister have reached out to families of the disappeared over recent days. But soothing words must be followed by decisive action. Only justice can heal the wounds of Sri Lankans.”

Sri Lanka urged to establishOffice on Missing Persons immediatelypeople of Sri Lankacannot wait any longerOffice on Missing Personsestablished as soon as possibleAmnesty International’s South Asia Director.Biraj Patnaik

If whereabouts of missing persons revealed, Govt. will act on it to find them:Maithripala Sirisena

Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday  said that if information pertaining to the locations of the missing persons being detained is revealed the government will be able to formulate a program to inspect such places.

The President said a special committee will be appointed soon to look into the matter of missing persons while taking into consideration reports and recommendations of former commissions.

He made these remarks participating at a function held Saturday to open a hospital in Sampur in the Eastern Province.

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