OMP to open office in Jaffna
The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) which is mandated to search for and trace the fate and whereabouts of missing and disappeared persons in Sri Lanka, will open a regional office in Jaffna on 24 August.
This will be the 3rd regional office it has opened during the year apart from its offices in Matara and Mannar.
“The regional offices shall ensure greater access to the OMP by families of the missing and disappeared.” OMP, Chairman, Saliya Pieris said in a press release.
“As the OMP continues to establish its offices and operationalise its mandate, it remains committed to protecting the rights of victims and their families.” Pieris said.
The establishment of the OMP is an acknowledgement of the widespread disappearances that have occurred over four decades in multiple contexts in Sri Lanka and is an explicit recognition of the responsibility of the State to provide answers to the thousands of affected citizens in our country.
The new office will be situated at No 124, Adiyapatham Road, Jaffna.