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Missing Persons Commission’s Mandate Extended

The mandate of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons headed by former High Court Judge Maxwell Paranagama had been extended by three more months with affect from Monday, the Commission said today.

To date, over 20,000 complaints have been received by the Commission, inclusive of approximately 5,000 complaints from relatives of missing security forces personnel.

The three-member committee that comprises Mano Ramanathan, Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratna, and former High Court Judge Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama, was appointed by Extraordinary Gazette, No. 1823/42, under the provisions of Section 2 of the Commission of Inquiry Act.

- Melani


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