Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sri Lanka: Complaints on 17 missing persons

The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission says that it has received 17 complaints about missing persons within a period of one month and three weeks between January this year and February 23.

Of the complaints eights had been received during the month of January and the rest in three weeks of February.

An official at the commission said that most of the complaints were from the North and East and that some of the missing persons may have been found in relative’s houses.

The 17 complaints also include the cases of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda and NGO activist Razik from Puttalam.

The official also said that complaints have been received on the irregularities that had taken place when admitting students in to Grade 1 in national schools and appointments and promotions made in state institutions in violation of election laws.

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