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* Presidential commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka to commence sittings on the 18th
Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: The Presidential Commission in Sri Lanka to probe disappearances will commence sittings on the 18th of this month.

The inaugural sitting of the Commission is scheduled to be held in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi from January 18 to 20.

The Commission had reportedly received 11,500 complaints on disappearances and 7,500 of them are from the Northern and Eastern Provinces.

A spokesman for the Commission told the local media that it would work closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during the process of investigations.

The Commission will also launch its website and reference numbers, and will issue letters of acknowledgement to those who had lodged complaints.

Establishment of the Commission to investigate the disappearances is one of the recommendations by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

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