The Presidential Missing Persons Commission, is a ‘deceptive move to mislead the Tamil people and international community', said the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) spokesperson, commenting on the Commission’s press brief in Mannar.
Condemning the Chief Commissioner’s claims that the disappeared were all dead, Suresh Premachandran, in a post on social media, said,
“Since he is saying that the disappeared are dead, he is obliged to explain those who are affected, how their children, or relations who were handed over alive, or arrested or surrendered died.”
Suresh Premachandran highlighted that though over 3000 disappearance complaints were made to the commission in Mannar, only 250 were announced as being received in the commission press brief, which was using false statistics of the disappeared.
Tamil people that have filed complaints to the presidential commission have also faced investigations from the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) and forced to accept death certificates for their disappeared, added Premachandran.