The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints of Missing Persons last week informed that the trauma counselling and proper livelihood assistance provided to families of the missing persons was insufficient.

Chairman of the Commission, retired High Court Judge Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama said that the families comprised people engaged in agriculture.

Paranagama whilst acknowledging that proposed Governmental moves concerning the devolution of power and the Constitution were important, said that proper livelihood assistance, housing and counselling should be prioritized and focused on.

“These are problems. This Government has released a fair amount of land, yet when doing such, some people get hurt and make various allegations. Some persons have lost members of their entire family (two or three persons). Some have lost limbs including hands and legs. These are traumatic conditions. The Commission has made some recommendations in this regard,” he explained.