The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its fifth round of Public Sittings in Mullaitivu District from July 05 Ė 08, 2014. Sittings will be held at the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on July 5th and 6th, and at Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat on July 7th and 8th.
The Commission has held its previous public sittings in Northern and Eastern provinces covering Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Batticaloa Districts.
At the previous hearing which was held in Batticaloa from 06th to 09th June 2014, the Commission inquired evidence related to 195 complaints. In addition, the Commission also received 216 new complaints during the four days of public sitting. The Commission also recorded evidence in relation to the Kurukkalmadam massacre where the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) allegedly killed 163 Muslims in 1990s.
To date, 18,789 complaints have been received by the Commission, inclusive of approximately 5,000 complaints from relatives of missing security forces personnel. The Commission has thus far inquired into 462 complaints, which are being analysed for further investigations through an independent investigation team.