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Parliament to debate on Bill of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) soon

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Updated: 11:19 GMT, Jun 6, 2017 | Published: 07:44 GMT, Jun 6, 2017 |
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The parliament decided to debate over the Bill of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) on June 22.

It was decided when the party leaders met on Monday (June 5) to decide to discuss the Bill with amendments when Parliament convenes on June 22.

Cabinet had in May last year approved establishing an office on missing persons.

The Government had said there have been strong requests for providing true information on disappeared or missing persons to their relatives to know their actual fate.

In August last year a draft Bill to establish an Office on Missing Persons was passed with amendments in Parliament without a vote.

Later more amendments were sought to the Bill and the amendments will be discussed on June 22.

People in Kilinochchi and Vavuniya have been protesting for more than 100 days continuously demanding the government to reveal the truth of their disappeared relatives what had happened and about their whereabouts.