A protest struggle has been held in Amparai against the establishment of a branch Office for the Missing Persons(OMP).
This Protest struggle was undertaken by the relatives of the missing persons of persons forced to disappear of Amparai District, at Thirukovil area on last Sunday. This struggle was organized by the relatives of the persons forced to disappear .
More than 100 relatives of the persons made to disappear, participated in this protest.
During the pre-war, war and post war periods several people were abducted by the Security Forces and made to disappear.Continuous struggles are being undertaken in North and East demanding to find their relatives.
In this context the Office for the Missing Persons had planned to establish 8 branch offices in the North, East and the South. As per this a branch office, centering on Matara District was established on the 2nd of this month.
The above protest was held in opposition to this office being opened.