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* UN Chief commends Sri Lankan government for establishing Office of Missing Persons
Fri, Jul 21, 2017, 07:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 21, New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Sri Lankan Government for setting up an Office of Missing Persons (OMP) on Thursday.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General in a statement said the Secretary-General commends the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), "a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones."

"The United Nations stands ready to support this process and the Secretary-General looks forward to [the Office] becoming operational as soon as possible, starting with the appointment of independent commissioners," said the Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday signed the Office of Missing Persons gazette paving the way to set up the Office on Missing Persons.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake said that President Maithripala Sirisena has endorsed the necessary cause of action to implement the Office of the Missing Persons following he signed off on the relevant Act.

The establishment of the OMP was one of the pledges of the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

 


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