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* Sri Lankan President to nominate Indian right activist to missing persons commission
Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 12:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 11, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to nominate an Indian human rights activist to the panel of international experts appointed to advise the Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka.

Avdash Kaushal is to be named in a Gazette notification to be issued this week by President Rajapaksa, Press Trust of India today reported citing a Sunday Times report.

Kaushal is a human rights and civil liberties activist heading a non-governmental organization called Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) in India.

The report however has said that government of India was not officially associated with this nomination.

The President last month appointed three eminent persons of international repute to serve on an Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry.

The Advisory Council will advise the Commission, at their request, and may include other experts appointed by the President as and when necessary.

The President told media last week that the government is considering the possibility of expanding the Advisory Committee by adding three more members.

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