Presidential Commission receives over 10,000 complaints of disappearances

Presidential Commission receives over 10,000 complaints of disappearances

Presidential Commission receives over 10,000 complaints of disappearances

Written by Staff Writer

21 Dec, 2013 | 8:46 am

The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate complaints on missing persons say that around eleven thousand complaints on missing persons have been received.

Secretary to the Commission H.W. Gunadasa said that 6000 complaints have been received from civilians while another 5000 complaints have been received from defence personnel including the three forces.

The commission will investigate disappearances of individuals in the north and east from 1990 to 2009. The secretary said  that individuals from any part of the country can complain on  disappearances which are said to have occurred in the two provinces.

The public will have time till the 31st of this month to lodge complaints with the commission. The report of the commission that was established last august is due to be submitted within 6 months.

However,   secretary to the President’s Commission appointed to investigate complaints on missing persons H.W. Gunadasa said that a request for a six month extension to this period has been submitted taking the number of complaints received into consideration.

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