Sri Lanka's Office of Missing Persons seeks 'disappeared'

The office has been set up to locate thousands of people still missing seven years after the defeat of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

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    An Office of Missing Persons has finally opened in Sri Lanka, nine years after the end of its civil war.

    The office will have powers to investigate the unexplained disappearances of thousands of people in decades of fighting that ended in 2009, but it will not have the power to prosecute anyone suspected of committing crimes.

    Al Jazeera's as Bernard Smith reports from Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


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