Presidential Commission on missing persons begins recording more statements

Presidential Commission on missing persons begins recording more statements

Presidential Commission on missing persons begins recording more statements

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jun, 2014 | 8:06 pm

The Presidential Commission to Inquire into Complaints of Missing Persons commenced a second round of recording statements in the Batticaloa District’s Kattankudy on Friday.

Commission Secretary H.W. Gunadasa says that 59 persons were invited to give evidence before the commission on Friday.The secretary added that 49 persons appeared before the commission.

The hearing of evidence was held at the auditorium of the Kattankudy Pradeshiya Sabha under the auspices of Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, chairman of the Presidential Commission to Inquire into Complaints on Missing Persons.

Commission members Mano Ramanadhan and Suranjanaa Vidyaratne were also present. The Secretary to the Commission, H.W. Gunadasa said that in addition to those invited to give evidence; sixteen persons filed fresh complaints.

Family members of persons reported missing post-1980, gave evidence before the commission on Friday. The Commission’s Secretary noted that several persons gave evidence on the Kurukkalmadam incident on 1990.

The Commission will hear evidence in Kattankudy on Saturday as well before moving to the Manmunaipatti Divisional Secretariat where evidence will be heard on June 8 and 9.

The Commission recorded evidence on prior occasions in Kilinochchi, Jaffna and Batticaloa.

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