OMP gazette signed, UN, US, Canada hail move

President Maithripala Sirisena today signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a move which drew praise from the international community.

“I signed the Office of Missing Persons Gazette today. This marks another step forward in Sri Lanka’s path to sustained peace,” President Sirisena tweeted.

UN Resident Coordinator Una McCauley said the OMP being gazetted is a significant step forward for the people of Sri Lanka.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said he was happy President Maithripala Sirisena signed the bill and gazetted the Office of Missing Persons.

He said the families waiting for answers will now hope for swiftest operationalization of the OMP.

Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Shelley Whiting said the signing of the OMP gazette by the President is a welcome and important step towards providing families of the missing with answers. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. There are missing people in the list but many are not dead. Mostly Tamil people travelled as fake refugees to countries such as Australia, Canada and Europe live there using different names. If you go to Tamilnadu you can buy ladies to cry during someone else’s funeral but noone really know whether they are faking. Many Tamils holding boards “claiming missing people” are also paid workers but no investigation to verify this.

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