The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons commenced conducting public sittings to hear cases of missing in Mullaitivu District again from today till November 5th.
The Commission is hearing cases of disappearances and abductions in Mullaitivu district for a second time due to the large number of complaints it received from the district.
Public sittings commenced this morning at the Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat. The Commission was scheduled to hear 57 complaints today but only 42 were attended by the complainants. The Commission interviewed two new complaints while another 18 new complaints were registered with the Commission today.
The Commission will meet again at the Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat tomorrow and it will hold sittings at the Oddusuddan Divisional Secretariat on the 4th and 5th November.
The Commission is scheduled to hear 231 cases of missing persons in the four-day sittings.
Since the Establishment of the Commission on 15th August 2013, the Commission up to date has received in excess of 19,471 complaints inclusive of approximately 5000 complaints from relatives of missing security forces personnel.