Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission probing disappearances to hear cases in Jaffna
Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 12:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: The Presidential Commission investigating alleged abductions or disappearances of persons resident in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the period 1990-2009 will hold its next public sittings in Jaffna district.

The public hearings will be in Chavakachcheri, Kopay and the Jaffna town from 14-17 February.

The members of the commission have visited the district to meet the district officials including the District Secretary, relevant Divisional Secretaries and Grama Niladharis in Jaffna in order to make preliminary arrangements, an official said.

Secretary of the Commission H.W. Gunadasa has said that the Commission received the highest number of missing cases from Jaffna. The Commission has received 3000-4000 cases from the Jaffna district.

He said the Commission will inform the people who lodged complaints through public media of the sittings in the district.

The Commission held its first public sittings in Kilinochchi district from January 18th -21st where it heard complaints from 440 people. Following the public hearing in Kilinochchi, the Commission has submitted details of 162 cases of missing persons in the area to the Attorney General's (AG) Department for further investigation.

The Commission has received approximately 13,700 complaints from all parts of the country and approximately 9,300 complaints of disappearances are of civilians and 4,300 are of security personnel.

According to the official, an interim report will be handed over to the President around by the end of next month. A website will also be launched soon by the Commission to facilitate complainants to access information regarding status of their complaints.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UN adopts Sri Lanka's proposal to establish a 'World Youth Skills Day'
-- [50 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka does not need a Singapore style management - President
Sri Lankan government orders 125,000 motorbikes from Bajaj
Sri Lanka opposition presidential candidate pledges to reform country's foreign relations
Sri Lanka ranks 89th in Forbes' list of Best Countries for Business
Japan deports 26 Sri Lankan asylum seekers
Sri Lankan President will not participate in a debate with no facts and figures - Minister
Candlelight vigil in Colombo to commemorate the Peshawar attack victims
SriLankan Airlines takes delivery of second brand new A330-300
Sri Lanka court grants bail to former Army Commander's son-in-law

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.