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* Presidential Commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka begins hearings in Jaffna today
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 12:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 14, Jaffna: The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged disappearances of persons in conflict affected areas will begin hearing cases in Jaffna district today.

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

The Commission is investigating the alleged abductions or disappearances of people who were residents in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the period 1990-2009.

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.

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.

The three-member Commission, comprising Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman), Mrs. Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mrs. Mano Ramanathan, has been given the authority to conduct inquiries and investigations necessary, and submit a report to the President.

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