Office chaired by CBK backs certificate of absence

CBK4The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation chaired by former President, Chandrika Kumaratunge, has hailed the move to issue a “Certificate of Absence” to the families of persons reported missing.

“Repeated calls by families of the disappeared to the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation have been rewarded,” it said in a statement.

A Cabinet decision of 11 September 2015 based upon a Memorandum by the Ministry of Home Affairs makes provision for issuance of a “Certificate of Absence” to the families of persons reported missing.

Families of missing persons who are not convinced of the death of their relatives are eligible to receive the Certificate of Absence. This will give them access to various entitlements granted by the State.

The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, chaired by former President, Chandrika Kumaratunge, was established in April 2015.

The mandate of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation is to promote and provide for a society that respects fundamental rights, equality and diversity to achieve lasting reconciliation in the country. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. SWRD of SLFP who betray country granting so-called Federal state for FP of SJV..C.. without Parliament
    Mandate. Her daughter of CBK want give Federal sate for Tamils.

  2. This woman had completely surrendered to LTTE during her time and let LTTE to blast all Air Lanka fleet. Now she is back to as a “fake peace keeper” but need to be fair for Sinhalese people who were worse off than many affected Tamils who get enormous international funding. Being previous presidents she is willing to do a small job in the Ranil government but she did not want Rajapaksa to be as a parliamentarian. She is in a wrong job, need to go back to where she was last 10 years.

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