President Signs Office On Missing Persons Act

President Signs Office On Missing Persons Act
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President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act today (20).

“I signed the Office of Missing Persons Act today. This marks another step forward in Sri Lanka’s path to sustained peace”, the President tweeted.

The Bill was introduced to establish the OMP on the 22nd of May and the it was gazetted on the 27th of May 2016.

On June 21, the Office on Missing Persons Bill was passed unanimously in Parliament.

The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) is one of the four mechanisms proposed by the UNHRC.

 

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