PM promises to look into grievances of families of missing persons

Families of missing persons demonstrating in Colombo Feb 14, 2020/Prime Minister Media

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has promised to look into the grievances of the families whose loved ones went missing during the 1988-89 period, his office said in a statement.

A group of family members of the missing persons held a demonstration in Colombo Friday morning and when they reached the Prime Minister’s official residence Temple Trees, officials went out to meet them.

The protestors handed over letters and petitions, asking the government for help with jobs and allowances for the families of the disappeared.

The statement said that Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister Harsha Wijewardene was tasked with following through with the demands made by the protestors.

The demonstrator were later invited into Temple Trees and offered Coffee, the release said.