TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said that his party would continue to urge the operation of the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act without further delay.
The MP made this statement while addressing the next of kin of those gone missing.
“The reason is because the Act needs to be brought under a ministry by the President as stated in the Constitution,” he said.
“We will no longer accept this as an excuse because the amendments can be made at anytime. That is no bar the Act being operational or bought under the purview of a particular ministry,” the MP added.
“Despite its shortcomings, we see the Office on Missing Persons Act as an important first step towards revealing the truth about those gone missing, especially Tamil journalists, which has not been given due attention. We also extend our fullest support to the government to ensure that this Act is safeguarded,” he further said.