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Gazette signed to operationalise Office on Missing Persons

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, today signed the Gazette notification to operationalize the Office on Missing Persons.

The Office on Missing Persons Act No. 14 of 2016 and amended by Act No. 9 of 2017 comes into implementation and operation with effect from 15th September, as the President has placed his signature on the Gazette Notification, the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation said.

“By virtue of the powers vested in me by Section 1 (2) of the Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Act, No. 14 of 2016 as amended by Act, No. 9 of 2017, I, Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation do by this Order, appoint September 15, 2017 to be the date on which the provisions of Parts I, II, III, IV and V of the aforesaid Act shall come into operation,” the gazette states.

Accordingly, the OMP will be established and its functions, duties, and mandate will come into operation with effect from 15th September.

This initiative comes one week after the discussions the President had with the family members of the missing persons.

V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation said the operationalization of the OMP marks another significant step taken forward in Sri Lanka’s path to reconciliation by the Good Governance Government. (Colombo Gazette)

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. mahinda

    September 13, 2017 - 06:22 at 06:22

    Dancing to the tune of Geneva

  2. Prakash

    September 13, 2017 - 04:38 at 04:38

    Tamils in North ran the most ruthless Tamil Tiger guerrilla war in Sri Lankan history, which was fuelled by some religious organisations against Buddhism. Tiger Terrorists often called “Buddhist Army” and they got support from Western Countries too, similar to what happened against Middle East. Many LTTE bearfoot terrorist carders died in their guerrilla Training, many got killed by LTTE for not listening to LTTE, many live in other countries using fake names also many died in Tsunami in 2004. None of these were revealed by LTTE to the world but hiding to attack Sri Lankan Government. Recently Sri Lankan President approved the jail terms for Senior Civils Servants for promoting Buddhism by distributing white clothes to devotees. Central Bank was robbed by Finance Minister and his disciples but no action but President needs to understand Tamils are not the only civilians in Sri Lanka.

    • Burt

      September 13, 2017 - 10:22 at 10:22

      Cool down before putting your thoughts to paper. Your all over the place.

      Tamils in the north may be but not all Tamils. Like you cannot say Sinhalese in the South are Racists and Bigots.

      “Some religious organization” translation: you don’t have a clue of the garbage your spewing.

      “Tiger Terrorists often called “Buddhist Army” So they got that right.

      “similar to what happened against Middle East”you don’t have a clue of what happened in Sri Lanka, you think you know what’s happening in ME? LOL

  3. Burt

    September 13, 2017 - 00:18 at 00:18

    There is always a Gimic when UNHRC is in session. How long are these guys planning to fool people without resolving the issue. This is dragging the country down.

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