Aug 18, Colombo: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) in Sri Lanka established to address the many cases of missing and disappeared persons will release an interim report on 30th August, its Chairman President's Counsel Saliya Peiris said in a statement.
The Interim Report, which will be released to commemorate the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, will make recommendations to the Government on several issues of the missing and disappeared.
The OMP Chairman said the commemoration is especially symbolic given that the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Act (No 5 of 2018) was passed by Parliament in March 2018 and the OMP was established in February 2018 marking significant achievements in addressing the issue of the missing and the disappeared.
The day will also be marked by an event organized by the OMP from 3:00 pm. to 5:00 pm. at the JR Jayewardene Centre, 191 Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 where families of the missing and disappeared and civil society will participate.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Deepika Udagama, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, and members of the families of the missing and disappeared will also speak.