ITJP: Is Sri Lanka Undermining the Office of Missing Persons ?

by International Truth and Justice Project, South Africa, September 24, 2018

Press Release

Johannesburg

The Government of Sri Lanka is undermining the Office of Missing Persons by appointing a politician to implement its
recommendations who has denied war crimes, including enforced disappearances, and who allegedly intimidated a victim. Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has reportedly been appointed to a 10-member cabinet sub-committee expected to implement the interim recommendations of Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons (OMP) . There are also concerns that the appointment of this sub-committee could be a delaying tactic to further undermine the process, especially as there is no timeline given for its activities.

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