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Sri Lanka: Office of Missing Persons to be operational from 15th this month.

President Maithripala Sirisena  has issued a gazette notification establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) with effect from September 15 last night. It was only...

UN hails Sri Lanka for establishing Office of Missing Persons

Image: Day after Sirisena singed the OMP gazette mothers of the disappeared were still continuing their campaign for justice for 148th day in Vavunia...

Sri Lanka: Establish Office on Missing Persons immediately

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...

Office of the Missing Persons (OMP): “President Sirisena act now!” – CPA

Image:  Relatives of the disappeared marched in support of OMP and calling for its early establishment on on 30.08.2016 in Colombo.   (c) s.deshapriya. "More...

Sri Lanka’s Proposed Office of Missing Persons: Mandate and Powers

(Waiting for justice:Photo: Amantha Perera/IRIN) Another step towards implementing the UNHRC resolution was taken by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe last Tuesday. He obtained ministerial approval for...
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