Speaker promises to expedite providing funds and infrastructure for OMP

Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

By Skandha Gunasekara 

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday pledged to direct the Ministry of Public Administration and the Treasury to expeditiously provide the necessary funds and infrastructure to set up offices for the Office Missing Persons.

The Speaker gave this assurance when he met with the members of the Office Missing Persons and the Constitutional Council at his office in the Parliamentary complex yesterday (7 March).

The meeting was held to review the progress of the OMP and its future endeavours.

CC were Leader of the Opposition R Sampanthan, MP WDJ Seneviratne, Dr AT Ariyaratne, Shibly Aziz PC and Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy and from OMP, its Chairman Saliya KM Pieris PC, Dr Sriyani Nimalka Fernando, Mirak Raheem, Kanapathipillai Venthan, Maj Gen Mohanti Antoinette Maltidevi Pieris, Punyamoorthy Jeyatheepa, SK Liyanage, Presidential Secretariat Senior Assistant Secretary Chandima Wickramasinghe, Ibrahim Ansar (UN International Affairs Coordinating Unit), Tharaka Hettiarachchi (UN International Affairs Coordinating Unit), National Integration and Reconciliation Ministry Secretary V Sivagnanasothy, Public Administration and Management Ministry Secretary JJ Ratnasiri, National Budget Department Director Nalani Amaratunga, Finance Ministry Management Services Department Director General HG Sumansinghe  and National Integration and Reconciliation Ministry Director A Vaidehi, were among those who took part in the decision.