Relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in Mannar accuse the Office for Missing Persons (OMP) of failing to deliver justice and talking only about giving compensation, and demand its exit from the district.
Head of their association Manuel Udayachandra, who seeks her 24-year-old son who went missing in 2008, has told the justice minister too, to stop talking about compensation.
“What the OMP does is talk about paying compensation or issuing death certificates for our children. We do not want either. Stop talking about compensation at least now and close its office in Mannar. Or else, we will remove it,” she said.
Relatives have been struggling for more than 2,200 days now in search of justice for those who surrendered to the military at the end of the war.
They say they do not have any faith in government investigations and call for international mediation.