The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate disappearances of persons has received approximately 13,700 complaints from all parts of the country.
According to the Commission approximately 9,300 complaints of disappearances are of civilians and 4,300 are of security personnel.
The Commission appointed in August last year held its first public sittings in the Kilinochchi District Secretariat Office from January 18th -21st to hear the people's accounts on the complaints regarding the disappearances.
Following the public hearing in Kilinochchi, the Commission has submitted details of 162 cases of missing persons in the area to the Attorney General's (AG) Department, Secretary to the Commission H.W. Gunadasa told media.
The Commission has recorded evidence from 76 witnesses in connection with the complaints in Kilinochchi and in addition the Commission has received 106 more complaints.
The Commission will start investigations with regard to the cases of disappeared persons in Mullaitivu district next.