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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)