Jun 13, 2018

Public boycotting of OMP continues Featured

A public boycotting of the Missing Persons Office continues as relatives of missing persons have decided to stay away from the OMP sittings in Trincomalee today (12).

Instead, the relatives, mainly women, are to stage a protest in front of the venue for the meeting, the Hindu Cultural Hall near the governor’s office at Inner Harbour Road.

They say they have serious doubts whether the OMP could deliver their hopes, after president Maithripala Sirisena refused, despite an earlier promise, to grant them a list of the persons in detention, according to radiogagana.com.

A spokeswoman for the organization of the missing in Trincomalee questioned as to what purpose the OMP would serve after the president said their missing children were not being held at secret camps.

Ramakrishna Lalitha, whose two sons were abducted in 2008 by two persons known to her, demanded justice, not compensation for the missing.

At the OMP’s previous meeting in Mullaitivu, its chairman Saliya Peiris urged relatives for provide details in order to find the missing.