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Missing Persons’ Office

Missing Persons’ Office

  • Sri Lanka OMP Bill: Concerns and Recommendations by WAN Read more >

    Sri Lanka OMP Bill: Concerns and Recommendations by WAN

    (Image by Amantha Perera/IRIN) WAN Statement on the Proposed Office of Missing Persons (OMP). On May 27th, 2016, the Government gazetted a new bill on the “Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions)”. Throughout June, the Women’s Action Network (WAN) conducted trainings, interviews, and focus group discussions in the north and east […]

  • Sri Lanka: The Politics of The ‘Missing’ Read more >

    Sri Lanka: The Politics of The ‘Missing’

    by Dharisha Bastians/ The Paada Yaathra in March 1992 led by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the 47-year-old SLFP Parliamentarian from Hambantota, was epic. Over 17 days, the marchers travelled 280 kilometres from Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo to Kataragama, in the deep southern heartland that the Rajapaksa family calls home. The trajectory of the 1992 Paada Yaathra intentionally […]

  • Paranagama Commission To Be Disbanded Next Month Read more >

    Paranagama Commission To Be Disbanded Next Month

    Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (PCICMP) will be disbanded on July 15, 2016. The move comes as cabinet had last week approved the establishment of an office for missing persons, which will help several thousand families of missing persons across Sri Lanka to ascertain the fate of their loved ones, and […]

  • Sri Lanka: Consultations Lacking on Missing Persons’ Office – HRW Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Consultations Lacking on Missing Persons’ Office – HRW

    ( Thousands of persons have gone missing in Sri Lanka in past four  decades) Ratification of Convention Against Enforced Disappearance Important Step. (New York) – The Sri Lankan government ratified the Convention against Enforced Disappearance but in the same week created an Office of Missing Persons without promised consultations with families of the “disappeared,” Human […]

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