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The unity government of two major political parties in Sri Lanka is likely to face its first major test when the provincial councils go to polls by the end of the year.
The Act will help in tracing around 20,000 people who are still missing, eight years after the end of the nearly three-decade-long civil war.
The families of the disapeared persons laid out five key demands including releasing a list of all those who had surrendered or were detained by the Lankan armed forces during and after the war.
This is the first reshuffle of the government which took office in 2015.
Maithripala Sirisena said he would establish a mechanism to search locations where there are reports that people may still be incarcerated after the war.
The Sri Lankan President said that it is the responsibility and duty of the government to protect war heroes who fought for the motherland.
VCK chief T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might prove to the world that things are back to normal in Sri Lanka.
Ansari raised the issue during a bilateral meeting with Srisena in Jakarta yesterday on the sidelines of the Summit of Indian Ocean Rim Association.
His comments are being seen as a response to criticism by his own SLFP party.
Sirisena signed a gazette notification to rescind their names from the list of "traitors" at Kandy, the erstwhile British capital of the country.
Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights
The Tamil leaders also complained that the Tamils of the North are going jobless because companies from South Sri Lanka bring labor from the South.
Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of the progress of existing Indian projects.
Sirisena’s references were to the Rajapaksa era in which post-war ethnic and religious reconciliation got a bad jolt.
Reports from six sub-committees comprising members from all political parties are to be referred to the main steering committee.
Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran’s appeal to Sri Lankan President to save lives of hunger strikers
Wigneswaran suggested that a time frame be given for proper steps to be taken with regard to the missing or disappeared.