Death certificates for those declared missing : President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Death certificates for those declared missing : President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Death certificates for those declared missing : President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jan, 2020 | 8:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The President states that the government will take steps to issue death certificates to missing persons.

The President has made this statement when he met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator Hanna Singer over the weekend.

The President’s media division said that the United Nations Resident Coordinator responded positively to his commitment to sustainable development.

The discussions among other concerns included poverty alleviation, climate control, digitizing government offices, addressing missing persons and better management of refugees.

President Rajapaksa has outlined his plans to address the issue of missing persons. He has explained that these missing persons are actually dead.

President has noted that most of them had been taken by the LTTE or forcefully conscripted. The families of the missing attest to it. However, they do not know what has become of them and so claim them to be missing.

After the necessary investigations, the President said that steps would be taken to issue a death certificate to these missing persons and their families would be given the support they need to continue with their lives.

President Rajapaksa has said Tamil politicians would reject this solution, as it would nullify their political agenda. He however has noted that this would help the affected families.

 

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