OMP briefs families of missing in Colombo

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The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) met families from the Western Province in Colombo today and briefed them on the ongoing process to address the issue on people reported missing.

The meeting took place at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute this afternoon.

The OMP heard from the families of the missing and took their suggestions.

The OMP also briefed the families on the interim report of the OMP, which was released last month.

The OMP has recommended in the report that state officials including members of the armed forces and police who are named as suspects or accused in criminal actions relating to abductions and enforced disappearances, be suspended pending the final determination of such cases.

In its interim report, the OMP, led by President’s Counsel Saliya Pieris, also recommends that steps be taken to ensure suspected officials are not transferred, promoted or offered any other office in the armed forces, police or the public service while cases against them are pending. (Colombo Gazette)

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