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* Presidential commission probing disappearances in Sri Lanka to commence public sittings today
Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 11:57 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 18, Colombo: The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate alleged abductions or disappearances of persons resident in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern provinces during the period from1990 to 2009 will commence its public sittings today.

The inaugural session will be conducted at the Kilinochchi District Secretariat Office from tomorrow till the 21st of this month.

All people from this area who have submitted complaints to the Commission have been notified to appear for an independent investigation into their complaints.

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

Public Sittings will be held in all Granma Niladhari Divisions in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to hear all the complaints.

The commission will notify in due cause to those who are presenting complaints to the commission, to come for independent investigations.

A spokesman for the Commission has said 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 and the two agencies have expressed satisfaction over the manner in which the Commission is proceeding in terms of implementing its mandate.

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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