Jun 16, 2022

Term of PCoI on alleged HR violations, extended

The term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry for Appraisal of the Findings of Previous Commissions and Committees on Human Rights and the Way Forward, has been extended.

A Gazette Extraordinary in this regard was issued by the President.

The term has been extended until Sep. 21, 2022.

The Gazette stated that the term of the Commission was extended in order for the final report to be completed on tasks assigned to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

The term of the Commission was extended on three previous occasions. President Rajapaksa appointed the Commission to investigate, inquire into and report or take necessary actions on findings of preceding Commissions or Committees appointed to investigate into human rights violations, serious violations of International Humanitarian Law and other such offences on the 21st of January 2021.

Supreme Court Judge AHMD Nawaz Chairs the Commission.

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