The Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) held its first informal session in the Mannar district on May 12, 2018. During the session a mother who handed over her son stated that the Government and military has to take full responsibility for bringing back the missing persons.
Her son was woken up at midnight and taken away in his own motorcycle passing three detention centers where he was not kept. She further stated that if they expect the cooperation of the victims to the OMP, the Government has to take full responsibility for all missing persons. Mannar was under the control of the navy and the navy officers have to be held accountable to all missing persons in the area.
During the first informal session family members of the missing persons from other districts staged protestsvoicing their distrust in OMP, they added that it would be no different to the past commissions
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