Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 19:03
Paranagama commission blames the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances
The Chairman of the Sri Lankan Presidential Commission to Inquire into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Maxwell Paranagama said the Commission is studying the preliminary report released by the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances following the group's 10-day visit to Sri Lanka from November 9th to 18th.
Responding to the group's observation that they had seen a secret underground detention center in the Trincomalee naval base, the Chairman said the commission is studying the UN group's report and will issue a press release early next week.
He also stated that the UN committee report lacks transparency.
UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances held a media briefing in Colombo.
A member of the committee Tie Bike stated that the investigations were carried out impartially.
Meanwhile, ideas were expressed in Parliament today regarding the secret detention centre in Trincomolee revealed by the UN committee.
TNA MP M A Sumandiran addressing Parliament stated that the government must investigate the findings of the UN committee.