Applications called for to appoint members to OMP

The Constitutional Council has called for applications to appoint members to the newly appointed Office of Missing Persons (OMP).

The Acting Secretary General of the Constitutional Council said that the applicants must have previous experience in fact finding or investigations, human rights law, international human rights law and humanitarian response.

Applications must be sent before November 6, the Acting Secretary General of the Constitutional Council said.

President Maithripala Sirisena, in July, signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons, a move which drew praise from the international community.

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 had 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. (Colombo Gazette)

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