New York

20 July 2017

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary General on Sri Lanka

The Secretary-General commends the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones. 

The United Nations stands ready to support this process and the Secretary-General looks forward to the OMP becoming operational as soon as possible, starting with the appointment of independent commissioners. 

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General