SL President Panel Gets 6 Month Extension - The New Indian Express

SL President Panel Gets 6 Month Extension

Published: 22nd February 2014 08:51 PM

Last Updated: 22nd February 2014 08:51 PM

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday extended the mandate issued to the Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces by six months to August 12, 2014.

The Commission has, to date, received nearly 16,000 complaints from all parts of the country.

The first round of public hearings in Jaffna district concluded on February 17. Hearings were held in Kilinochchi from January 18-21, 2014.

The three-member Commission, comprising Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman), Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratne and Mano Ramanathan, is mandated to inquire into and report on alleged abductions or disappearances during the period June 10, 1990, to May 19, 2009.

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