The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to appoint 25 Boards of Inquiry to expedite the investigation of complaints regarding missing and disappeared persons.
The Office on Missing Persons was established in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 14 of 2016.
According to the Cabinet paper presented by the Minister of Justice, regional offices established in Matara, Mannar, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Kilinochchi have received 14,988 complaints on missing persons.
Accordingly, Boards of Inquiry have been appointed in order to probe the complaints while allowing the Office on Missing Persons to issue reports to relatives of missing persons after conducting formal investigations in accordance with the provisions of the Act.