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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed three members to the Commission tasked with investigating cases of persons who went missing from the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the war, Presidential Spokesman and International Media Unit said today.

They are Mr. Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman) Ms. Dimingu Badathuruge Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mr. Mano Ramanathan.

The Commission has been given the authority to conduct inquiries and investigations necessary, and submit a report to the President within six months.

President Rajapaksa has instructed the Commission to identify the person(s) responsible in cases where abductions or disappearances are found to have taken place and to take legal action against those person(s).

  Comments - 33

  • saman rathnayakaSAM Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:12 PM


    siva Thursday, 15 August 2013 01:43 AM

    3 people now have an appointment. Their diligent work will be duly FILED in historical archives

    saman rathnayakaSAM Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:13 PM


    VoiceOfLanka Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:21 PM

    And it's taken ONLY 4 years! What if the perpetrators are in Govt. or connected to Govt?

    Grace Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:22 PM

    The investigations will be over before the Common Wealth conference?

    Publik Abilik Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Do we have any findings or reports from any of the other commissions appointed by our beloved president, or is it more eyewash before commonwealth summit? via DM Android App

    Publik Abilik Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    Worried if the three appointees will act like the three blind mice or the three monkeys: Hear no evil, see no evil, then speak no evil. via DM Android App

    Sammy Thursday, 15 August 2013 05:10 AM

    iS This is an eye wash before Navi Pillay's visit and CHOGM?

    Ralph Anthony Kern Friday, 16 August 2013 07:41 AM

    Whom are you trying to fool. You are a big liar. Do you want us to trust this committee. Why a committee at this time. You are answerable to the general public

    aruna Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:48 AM

    Appointing a commissions for everything.

    mack Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    another drama and waste of tax payers money via DM Android App

    Wenura Wednesday, 14 August 2013 04:17 PM

    Yet an another report to fool international community and end up in the dusbin once it produces. Waste of public money

    waidya Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:54 AM

    Yes, make no mistake

    Perumal Friday, 16 August 2013 11:00 AM

    Don't say that. Support him at least to keep the draft of the commission's report securely, until the sittings end and CHOGM ends.

    As It Is Friday, 16 August 2013 12:00 AM

    What happened to the 24hr promise? via DM Android App

    investigator Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:12 AM

    so white van also investigate ?.mean you want to sack your brother ?.

    vimu Wednesday, 14 August 2013 05:04 PM

    What about media personals who have been beaten and murdered ? The King is scared of international pressure and trying to fool the international observers .

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:23 AM

    Hon. Sir, why it is now? Its too late, now Pillai had come.

    Ajithkumar Thursday, 15 August 2013 06:16 AM

    Out of curiorisity , how many commissions have we formed so far, and what was the outcome, and where we are now, with regards to their recommendations....?
    Why don't Government, has a web page, indicating all these that we know, if our money are utilized properly, and it is worth having these commissions.. . But if you ask anyone, the worthiness of the commissions, i am sure, 90% would say not worthy....

    Roger Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:27 AM

    There were no actions all these years. Why all of a sudden now? Did anyone whisper HRC is visiting the Island soon?

    Lankanboy Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:42 AM

    Navipillai is coming!!!

    saudmohammed Thursday, 15 August 2013 03:48 AM

    Poor Ekneligoda has been ignored. You should have first gone into the abduction of Ekneligoda because it happened in Colombo and under your nose.

    Porky Pig Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:26 PM

    Noting sort of an International investigation is needed. These are just home and home affairs.

    peter Thursday, 15 August 2013 04:07 AM

    just to fool the local public!

    Martiya Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:30 PM

    Just like hundreds before will go to the dustbin with no action. It is better to find out what action was taken from previous commissions!!!

    Matter Lokkah Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:59 AM

    Saman ..All Lies from the bigot liar..Shamelessly for all of us, he is our Boss...and we are SUPPOSED to respect and be proud of him--NOT

    RajasH Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:36 PM

    C H O G A M

    Asokamala Wednesday, 14 August 2013 07:42 PM

    Ha Ha Haaaa... Wee Wee patriots are proud of you.

    Punchi Putha Wednesday, 14 August 2013 10:17 PM

    Is that because Navaneetham Pillai is coming? What a joker you are! What happened to LLRC?

    saman rathnayaka Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:03 PM

    all lies.

    kane Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:10 PM

    Is this eye wash for the forthcoming Commonwealth Conference?

    Renu Thursday, 15 August 2013 01:02 AM

    Publish atleast one report of a commission . Please don't play for Nava Pillai & CHOGAM

    Dinesh Wednesday, 14 August 2013 02:10 PM

    Waste of paper and destruction of trees to make them.....

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