Friday, 25 July 2014 - 14:48
Foreign advisers to missing person commission to arrive next week.
It is reported the three foreign legal luminaries appointed by the President to advise the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will arrive in the country next week.
Sir Desmond de Silva, Sir Jeffrey Nice and Professor David Crane were appointed as advisers on the 15th of this month.
Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Maxwel Paranagama said obtaining advice from international experts on human rights violation and international humanitarian law will improve the transparency of the Commission.
He further said the Commission recommendations will receive an international recognition through this process.
The Commission Secretary H.W. Gunadasa said the three legal experts may come to the country hoping to participate in the inquiry session to be held in Mannar district from August 8th to 11th.
The UNP, JVP and government affiliated parties NFF and JHU have objected the appointment of foreign experts to advise Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons.
However another government coalition party member Minister Wasudeva Nanayakkara praised the move by the President.