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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 04.55 GMT
Govt sets up a comprehensive database for detainees


Government has created a centralized, comprehensive database containing a list of detainees, which made available to the next of kin with names, place of detention as well as record of transfers.

This database of detainees and those released from detention is available for access by next of kin (NoK) at Terrorist Investigation Units in Colombo, Vavuniya and Boosa.

Access to database information is restricted to NoK based on requests by detainees not to publicly disclose such information owing to privacy concerns. Over 3,000 NoKs have benefitted thus far.

The present database to be enhanced with easy access to information being available to NOK in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence.

The LLRC had made recommendations on action to be taken with regard to detention of suspects, land issues, law and order, administrative and language issues and socio-economic and livelihood issues.

Following recommendations by the Commission a special committee was appointed in January 2011, to study the cases of detained LTTE suspects and expedite legal action where necessary.

In 2012, the Cabinet approved the National Action Plan on the implementation of LLRC recommendations and plan was drafted by a committee headed by the Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga who was appointed to oversee the implementation of recommendations.





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