OMP to begin public meetings from May 12

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Beginning from May 12, 2018, the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) will meet the public including family members of the disappeared in Mannar, Chairman Saliya Peiris PC said yesterday.

He said arrangements had been made to hold public meetings countrywide till early July.

“In May, June and July, we will hold meetings in Kilinochchi, Matara, Mullaitivu, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Kandy. In line with its outreach programme OMP, will hold a series of discussions with the families of missing persons, members of civil society organisations and the media, on how we hope to proceed,” he said.

When asked whether the OMP proceedings of the OMP will be similar to the Paranagama Commission, Mr. Peiris said it would be different and that there would be separate investigation units at the OMP.

He said they were still in the process of recruiting people to the OMP and setting up procedures.“We will keep the public informed on how we hope to gather the material,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 12

  • Hinni Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:55 PM

    One of the greatest achievements of the UNP govt.

    sach Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:19 PM

    sorry Norwegians and NGOs. Who calls stupidity an achievement

    ANTON Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:56 PM


    MW Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:31 PM

    When some one converts to another religion they loose everything about them. That is why they are never serious about anything.

    Hulftsdorp Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:33 PM

    The only result you will gain is you have already lost your credibility, good will and respect among the Judges and you in future you lawyers and the public will reject you.

    Ravi Saturday, 28 April 2018 05:51 PM

    Will hundreds of men and women abducted by the Indian Army in the North and East and who were never seen again,be investigated by this commission ?

    Anura Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:27 PM

    No,what Indian Army did in the North and East will never be investigated.Only things connected to Sri Lankan Army can be investigated.

    Shan Saturday, 28 April 2018 08:36 PM

    Do you have the guts to ask the Sri Lanka army the list of people who were handed over by their parents?

    sach Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:20 PM

    There were separate commissions to look into disappearances like Udalagama. But listening to NGOs this government cancelled it. This OMP is an NGO driven one. This is used to put government seal on NGO's forged documents.

    Samsam Sunday, 29 April 2018 06:47 AM

    Bizzare that there's such an entrenched anti-NGO view. Seems like the propaganda cuts both ways. Is there foreign influence? Sure. Are ALL NGOs inherently puppets of the 'West'? Hardly a nuanced view. Surely there's a role for civil society organisations and they are part of a push for justice as well. Sad to see many Sri Lankans using such broad brush strokes. It will be interesting to see how the OMP pans out. It is one of the more progressive steps towards reconciliation.

    sach Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:06 PM

    In SL NGOs and so called civil societies are tools of foreign countries. They depend on their funds

    GH Monday, 30 April 2018 12:34 AM

    Okey, bring all the Missing LTTE persons back on track!

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