Laws to create office on missing persons by May – June

MangalaLaws to create a permanent office on missing persons is expected to be finalised by May or June this year, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

He said that the Government is working with the ICRC to create the office on missing persons.

The Minister assured that the Government will take steps to ensure no one goes missing like they did during and soon after the war.

The Minister also said that a Task Force has been appointed to consult the families of the victims of the war when addressing issues related to the war.

He said Sri Lanka is also working on a truth commission and as part of this process a technical team visited South Africa to study the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) process.

The Minister said that the Government is not appointing another commission like the former Government but looking at ways to prevent incidents like which took place during the war, from taking place again. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. What a clumsy politicians you all are. If you all are sincere, the army knows where those missing persons are . Find them out as it will not take much time. You are unable to manage an airline let alone the government. You want help from other countries to run the airline. But for the probe on the allegations of war crimes you don’t need foreign judges.

  2. foreign minister has long discussion in USA peace office with world human right and democratic government at the peace institute in USA.srilanka war in civil killed civilian after war 2009. killing the incent people in srilanka in Jaffna 50000 thousand people, today widow about 70000 person there is a district wise recording statement by former supreme court Judge, is was under lie. cheating the people. and Geneva. this judge must sent to JAIL.

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