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* Sri Lanka's Commission on Missing Persons receives 397 new complaints from Mullaitivu District
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 11:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: The Presidential Commission Investigating Cases of Missing Persons in Sri Lanka has received over 390 new complaints during the public sittings held in the Mullaitivu District from July5th -8th.

Chairman of the Presidential Commission inquiring into Missing Persons Maxwell Paranagama said that they had received 397 new complaints during sittings held in the Mullaitivu District.

The Commission began its fifth round of Public Sittings on Saturday at the Puthukudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat in Mullaitivu District and continued until Tuesday.

The chairman said the Commission registered the information related to the complainants and will later give them a new date to record their statements.

During the sittings in Mullaitivu district, the Presidential Commission recorded statements from 128 people out of the 230 people it had invited to make their submissions.

According to the chairman, as for the next step, the information received will be studied and if there are any concerns regarding some of the complaints then those complaints will be investigated and will be forwarded to the Attorney General for further investigation. An Independent Investigation team will then be appointed to conduct the investigation.

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