Junio 28, 2007

Special center to gather information on abductions and disappearances in Sri Lanka opens today

Thursday, June 28, 2007, 14:16 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 28, Colombo: A special center was opened today at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for the benefit of the Sri Lanka public to provide information on abductions and disappearances.

The public can access the centre round the clock in all three national languages, Sinhala, Tamil and English. The telephone number is 060 2119240 and fax number is 011 2673409. The center was earlier proposed to be set up in the Presidential Secretariat but was moved to the BMICH for easy access by the public.

Sri Lanka President recently appointed a special committee to look into the abductions and disappearances. The committee includes Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, Rajitha Senarathna, Deputy Ministers P. Radhakrishnan, Abdul Baiz and the opposition leader of the Colombo Municipal Council Vasudewa Nanayakkara.

Minister Rajitha Senarathna said opening the center that the abductions and disappearances have died down since the appointment of the special committee by the President.

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