Tuesday, 08 November 2022 16:50

Training for Staff of Office on Missing Persons

NPC will begin a new project to improve the knowledge and capacities of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) staff funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CLFI) with a goal to improving accountability in Sri Lanka.

An agreement was signed by OMP Executive Director Mr. D.C. Dissanayaka and NPC Executive Director Dr. Jehan Perera. The project will be conducted in Jaffna, Mannar, Batticaloa and Matara District and the OMP office in Colombo.

The long term goals are to support staff to enable families to find closure in their search for missing loved ones, granting families interim compensation until a final solution is determined and ensuring that they are included in the post war transition process.

Specific activities during the 11 month project include a workshop to discuss pluralism and Transitional Justice for 40 OMP staff, training for 200 central government administrators and empathy building engagements.