The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has confirmed the dates of its visit to Sri Lanka this year.
The Working Group, which is currently meeting to review almost 400 cases of enforced disappearance from 30 countries, said it will visit Sri Lanka from 3 – 12 August 2015.
The Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances had sought approval from the former Government to visit Sri Lanka but the visit was never approved.
However the new Government approved the visit for August this year. Meanwhile the expert body, which is now meeting in Geneva, is to exchange information on individual cases and other relevant issues with State delegations, relatives of those who have disappeared, civil society representatives and national human rights institutions.