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::

* 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.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka President appoints commission to investigate missing persons

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, Thailand celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations
-- [6 hours ago]
Old rail tracks and signal systems blamed for 120 derailments and 14 train accidents in Sri Lanka in last three years
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka monk party leader threatened, attempts to take over his temple following withdrawal from ruling coalition
-- [9 hours ago]
Coalition party of Sri Lanka government becomes independent
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka ruling party MP joins main opposition UNP
Major split in Sri Lanka's ruling party is anticipated ahead of presidential election
Sri Lankan President's announcement of his intention to hold office for a third term gazetted
Sri Lanka and Belarus explore expanding trade relations
Election Commissioner calls a meeting tomorrow to discuss presidential elections
Sri Lankan President signs proclamation declaring intention to hold presidential election

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.