EU reminds Lanka of its obligations on Office of Missing Persons


Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka stated yesterday that Sri Lankan government must honour its commitments relating to the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) and Transitional Justice.


It said many Sri Lankans would not be able to be a part of the national reconciliation process when they had no closure on their missing or disappeared loved ones.


“Without clarity about the fate of their missing or disappeared loved ones, many Sri Lankans will not be able to participate in national reconciliation. GoSL must honour their commitments on #OMP and #TJ,” the official Twitter account of the delegation had posted.


The EU’s Tweet follows the one year anniversary of a continuous protest in Kilinochchi by those who have missing family members. President Maithripala Sirisena met the protestors twice last year and promised to release a list of LTTE cadres who surrendered to the Army at the end of the war in 2009.The protestors claim that the President has not honoured his promise.


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