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Sri Lanka’s reaffirmed commitment to Transitional Justice process

At the recently concluded 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission  Sri Lanka’s reaffirmed commitment to establishing the remaining mechanisms aimed at truth...

President Sirisena in conflict with the Constitution Council; Has referred back the list of nominees to the OMP; CC to stand by its decision

(SLB/19th Dec 2017) According to informed sources president Sirisena has not approved the nominated  list of commissioners  by the Constitutional Council (CC) for the...

Promises made to IC must be absorbed into the UPR to prevent them from running on parallel tracks – Nimalka Fernando

Image: Dr. Nimalka Fernando speaking at the side event. ©s.deshapriya. Speaking at a side event at  36th session of the UNHRC, Dr. Nimalka Fernando, chair...

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process is proceeded step by step – Sirisena tells Zeid

Image:  Zeid teld Sirisena that he  will be more satisfied if this journey of Sri Lankan government will be speeded up.(Photo credit :PMD) (PMD News) Sri Lanka’s reconciliation...

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...

Joint Statement in solidarity with families of the disappeared protesting across the North-East

Joint Statement in solidarity with Families of the Disappeared for International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance August 30, 2017. Today marks the International Day of...

The Office of Missing Persons: Adhere to the relevant constitutional provisions – CPA

Image: Activists from South of  Sri Lanka in discussion with mothers of the disappeared in Mullathive, on 22 July 2017. (c)s.deshapriya. A Colombo based think...

Establish the Office of Missing Persons without any further delay

Image: Relatives of the disappeared march in Colombo in Aug 2016 in support of OMP. Issuing a statement the National Peace Council has urged the...

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: President Sirisena sings the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act.

Image: Mothers of the disappeared march in Colombo supporting the OMP act exactly one year ago. (c)s.deshapriya. President Sirisena signed the Office on Missing Persons...

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...

We will not stop our campaign for justice warns the Families of the forcefully disappeared

Image: Tamil people led by Organisation for the Families of the Forcefully Disappeared blocked the A 9 road on 29th for hours as part of...

Sri Lanka: The obsession about foreign judges because of the last ten years – Samaraweera

Pledges contains in the HRC resolution are not made to the UNHRC. They are pledges made to the people of the country at the...

How Sri Lanka Commissions Away The Disappeared

Image: Disappeared day  30.08.2016 in Colombo (c) s.deshapriya. By Shiran Illanperuma.  Parliament last year approved the establishment of a Permanent Office for Missing Persons (OMP), in...

Sri Lanka OMP Process: Ensure Meaningful Consultation And Include Victims

(  Ms. Arulvathana Stephen Sunthararaj  -in the middle- making her speech) Speaking at a side event at UNHRC (place de nation) today  Ms. Arulvathana Stephen Sunthararaj ...

Tracing War Missing Still a Dangerous Quest in Sri Lanka

(The Sri Lankan government has acknowledged that there could be as many as 65,000 people missing following three decades of civil war. Credit: Amantha...

Recommendations HRC- Sri Lanka re Office of Missing Persons

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka welcomes and commends the adoption of Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Act...

It Would Have Been Better If The OMP Was Given More Power – Brito Fernando

(May 2009: LTTE militants and suspects  in military custody who went missing) Brito Fernando – Chairman, Association of the Parents and Family Members of the...

The Office on Missing Persons: A New Chapter or Another Empty Promise? – Bhavani Fonseka

11 August 2016 was an important day for the victims of past abuses in Sri Lanka. This was when Sri Lanka’s Parliament enacted legislation...

Sri Lanka: There Is Much To Be Done Despite Initial Positive Steps – Ambassador Atul Keshap

(Ambassador Keshap, Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran and Minister of National Coexistence, Dialogue & Official Languages Mano Ganesan on the way...

Statement on HRC 32: TNA Revisions Included in the Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons (OMP)

( TNA welcome the report presented by Zeid and wants International participation in TC mechanisms) Issuing a statement to mark the 32 session of the...

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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