OMP has only handled 1,250 – Justice Minister

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Although the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) has received 14,988 complaints, inquiries have been completed for only 1,250 complaints, Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe revealed.

He stated that besides civilians who have been reported missing, the OMP has also received complaints with regard to disappearances of 3,742 persons from the Military and Police during the war.

The Minister added that action will be taken by his Ministry during the next 24-month period to complete investigations into pending cases.

Dr. Rajapakshe made these comments during a media briefing held at the Ministry’s auditorium to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

By Kumudu Upul Shantha