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Of 19,284 complains only 939 cases have been heard !

On 15th August 2014, the Disappeared commission of the President is completing one year. This commission was appointed to inquire into the cases from 1983 – 2009 May, the last stage of the war. Accordingly 14, 284 cases of the disappeared have been given by the people in the North East. The army has given 5000 complains.

Last January the commission was held in Kilinochchi. 154 persons have been called and 150 appeared before the commission. In February 2014, when the commission was held in Jaffna 244 persons have been called and 180 appeared. In March the commission was held in Batticaloa. 161 persons were called and 132 appeared. Again in June the commission was held and out of 196 called 195 appeared. In July 2014 the commission was held in Mullaitivu. 230 were invited and 129 appeared before the commission. In August 2014 (8th – 10) the commission was held in Mannar. 225 were called and 153 appeared.

At the end of one year of the commission, 1210 persons were called and 939 appeared before the commission.


-MMP



2014-08-17
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