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::

* International experts advising Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission to arrive next week
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 07:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 25, Colombo: The three-member international panel of experts appointed to advise Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will arrive in the island next week, sources said.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 15th appointed three internationally renowned legal luminaries - Sir Desmond de Silva, Sir Jeffrey Nice and Professor David Crane - to serve on an Advisory Council to the Commission of Inquiry.

The advisory panel is expected to participate in the next public sitting scheduled to be held in Mannar district from August 8th to 11th.

Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Attorney Maxwell Paranagama said obtaining advice from international experts on human rights violation and international humanitarian law will improve the transparency of the Commission and the recommendations made by the Commission will receive international recognition.

The Chairman said the Commission will maintain international standards during investigations on missing persons.

"Comparing with the UNHRC investigation panel we will conduct independent, direct, internal investigations and submit report to the government," the Chairman said.

The three-member Missing Persons Commission, comprising Attorney Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama as Chairman, Mrs. Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mrs. Mano Ramanathan, has been given the authority to conduct inquiries and investigations into complaints of missing persons, and submit a report to the President.

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

Public sittings in Mannar district will be held on August 08 and 09 in Manthai West, in Mannar on August 10 and in Madhu on August 11.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka President appoints international expert panel to advise Missing Persons Commission

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Provincial Chief Ministers want to rejoin parliament at Sri Lanka general election
-- [13 minutes ago]
Rathupaswala residents protest demanding reinvestigation of Sri Lanka Army shooting
-- [57 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka President's adviser leaves for Geneva to meet UN Human Rights Commissioner
-- [3 hours ago]
Expansion of Sri Lanka's international airport with Japanese funds to continue
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government launches two housing projects to provide houses for 50,000 families
-- [4 hours ago]
In Pictures: President and Prime Minister meet people of Polonnaruwa
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka’s state media and a private TV channel under probe
Sri Lanka nationalist party calls authorities to reveal the MP allegedly connected to a drug ring
Sri Lanka Appeal Court to take up petition against former LTTE leader on Tuesday
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister to leave for Brussels tomorrow to negotiate EU fishing ban

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.