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Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

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Amnesty International calls on the Sri Lankan authorities to immediately implement the much delayed Office on Missing Persons.

“The people of Sri Lanka cannot wait any longer. Tens of thousands of families, from all communities, have waited far too long already. The Office on Missing Persons must be established as soon as possible,” said Biraj Patnaik, Amnesty International’s South Asia Director.

“It is encouraging that both the President and the Prime Minister have reached out to families of the disappeared over recent days. But soothing words must be followed by decisive action. Only justice can heal the wounds of Sri Lankans.”

23 June 2017.

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