The Human Rights Commission in Sri Lanka (HRCSL)
says it received 419 complaints on disappearances in Jaffna
peninsular since December last year.
Commissioner Dharmasiri Jayawickrama said the
HRCSL has already begun investigations based upon the complaints
"The security forces are accused for 60
dissapearances," he told bbcsinhala.com.
54 others were released after intial
investigations by the police, he added.
"23 others are detained by the police".
No information was available on what happened to
245 others, according to HRCSL.
It is suspected that 183 of those missing were
abducted by ‘some other militant group’.
Commissioner Jayawickrama told BBC Sandeshaya
that HRCSL received reliable information that that some of those
were abducted by the Tamil Tigers.
Others have joined the LTTE voluntarily, the
former Apeals’ Court judge added.
The Commission is also to investigate
dissapearances in the capital, Colombo.
"We will initiate investigations on media
reports that nearly 30 people are missing in Colombo".