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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 19:03
US welcomes passing of the bill to establish missing persons office
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The United States has welcomed the passage of the bill to establish the Office on Missing Persons in the country.

OMP is the first of the four mechanisms dealing with conflict-related grievances that the new Government has pledged to establish.

United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said the OMP is a path towards meaningful reconciliation in the country.

The Ambassador said in a Twitter message the "New Office of Missing Persons law is an historic milestone in the path toward meaningful national reconciliation for all in Sri Lanka.

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal said the OMP law is a huge stride forward for Sri Lanka in advancing truth and reconciliation.

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