The official term of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons comes to an end today.
Speaking to Hiru news, Secretary Retired High Court Judge Maxwell Paranagama said a request to extend the Commissions duration last night was declined.
However he said there is a possibility of obtaining an extension today.
The Commission is vested with the responsibility of looking into disappearances between the 10th of June 1990 and 19th of May 2009 according to recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
Around 21,000 persons have lodged complaints with the Commission.
Judge Paranagama said an extension was sought as inquiries into complaints have not been completed thus far.