July 05, Colombo: The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) announced that it will be holding its next regional meeting in Jaffna and Kilinochchi.
The OMP will be holding its outreach meeting in Jaffna on Saturday, July 14 at the Weerasigham Hall and in Kilinochchi at the Co-operative Council on Sunday, July 15.
The OMP began its outreach program in May 2018 with meetings held in Mannar, Matara, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee.
The seven commissioners of the OMP met with families of the missing and disappeared, civil society organizations, activists working on the issue of disappearances, and the media, in order to share the OMP's organizational plan and strategies.
The meetings also facilitated the hearing of public views to incorporate their suggestions on the structure and operations of the OMP.
The details and structure of each meeting are as follows:
Date: 14. 07.2018
Venue: Veerasingham Hall
09:00 am - 10.30 am: Meeting with the families of the missing and disappeared from belonging to the Divisional Secretariat areas of Delft, Kayts, Velanai, Karainagar, Jaffna, Nallur, Uduvil, Chankanai, Sandilipay and Tellippalai
10.45 am - 12.15 pm: Meeting with the families of the missing and disappeared belonging to the Divisional Secretariat areas of Kopay, Chavakachcheri, Karaveddy, Point Pedro and Maruthankerny
12.15 pm - 12.45 pm: Media Briefing
12.45 pm - 01.45 pm: Meeting with Civil Society Organizations
Date: 15. 07. 2018
Venue: Co-operative Council
09:30 am - 11.30 am: Meeting with the families of the missing and disappeared
11.45 am - 12.45 pm: Meeting with Civil Society Organizations
01.00 pm - 01.30 pm: Media Briefing