Eighty per cent of the complaints of forced disappearance made to the Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Disappearances blame the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a well-placed source in the Presidential Secretariat.
Quoting members of the commission, the official told express that majority of the complaints from Tamils in the Northern Province pertained to children being abducted by the LTTE to fight its war against the Lankan forces.
However, Tamil media reporters who had covered the sittings of the disappearances panel in Kilinochchi and Jaffna reported an overwhelming majority of the complaints were against the Sri Lankan army and their Tamil auxiliaries.
At a meeting of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs and members of the Northern Provincial Council held in Jaffna on Friday, it has been announced that the Tamil National Alliance was not satisfied with the functioning of the panel.
A resolution passed by the meeting said, while the panel was sitting in Kilinochchi, a group of state agents were trying to persuade complainants to accept Death Certificates and close the case.(Indian Express)