The Presidential Commission to probe Disappearances has commenced its field visits with the former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi where Commissioners said late last year was from where the Commission had received more than 25 percent of complaints.
The three-man Commission which extended its deadline for complaints several times, will visit each of the five districts of the Northern and Eastern Provinces to hold public sittings and invite complainants to come forward.
Today, the Commission commenced sittings at Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi. The Public Sittings will allow the Commission to determine the veracity of the complaints.
The Commission will visit six villages as part of this field visit.
Twitter User Ape Lankawe tweeted a short while ago that the Commission was holding sittings at a school in Akkarayankulam that was situated right next to an army camp – but added that the location was not deterring the complainants.
The Disappearances Commission headed by Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama was initially appointed for a six month period but has requested an extension to complete its work.