Facebook icon
Twitter icon
e-mail icon

Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Disappearances lacks credibility - CPA

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) expressed deep concern regarding the integrity and credibility of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate into Complaints Regarding the Missing Persons.

A statement released by the Colombo based organisation, on Thursday, brought forward several criticisms after observing public sitting of the Presidential Commission.

Some of the concerns included: inaccurate translations, a lack of witness and victim protection and misleading questions.

The CPA raised further questions regarding the impartiality of the Commission, highlighting that the Sri Lankan president was the Minister of Defence and Commander in Chief of the Sri Lankan Army at the time of many disappearances.

See full note here.

'Deceptive' Presidential Commission on Missing Persons an attempt to mislead people – TNA (17 August 2014)

We need your support

Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. Tamil journalists are particularly at threat, with at least 41 media workers known to have been killed by the Sri Lankan state or its paramilitaries during and after the armed conflict.

Despite the risks, our team on the ground remain committed to providing detailed and accurate reporting of developments in the Tamil homeland, across the island and around the world, as well as providing expert analysis and insight from the Tamil point of view

We need your support in keeping our journalism going. Support our work today.