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* Sri Lanka's Commission on Missing Persons to hold next public sittings in Mullaitivu
Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 08:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 01, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka will hear cases next in Mullaitivu District.

The Commission will conduct its fifth round of Public Sittings in Mullaitivu District from July 05 - 08, 2014, the Commission announced today.

Sittings will be held at the Puthukudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on July 5th and 6th, and at Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat on July 7th and 8th.

The Commission has held its previous public sittings in Northern and Eastern provinces covering Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Batticaloa Districts.

At the previous hearing which was held in Batticaloa from 06th to 09th June 2014, the Commission inquired evidence related to 195 complaints. In addition, the Commission also received 216 new complaints during the four days of public sitting. The Commission also recorded evidence in relation to the Kurukkalmadam massacre where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) allegedly killed 163 Muslims in 1990s.

The Commission, to date, has received 18,789 complaints, and approximately 5,000 were from relatives of missing security forces personnel. The Commission has so far inquired into 462 complaints, which are being analyzed for further investigations through an independent investigation team.

The Commission appointed by the President on 14 August 2013, is mandated to inquire into and report on alleged abductions or disappearances during the period June 10, 1990, to May 19, 2009.

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