On what grounds does anyone say that the Office of the Missing Person’s Bill would have adverse affect on war heroes and soldiers asks the General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva. He said this when the journalist pointed out that Mahinda faction of the SLFP opposed the Bill. Speaking to a daily newspaper Mr. Tilvin Silva says if anyone says so they indirectly admit that the soldiers had been used illegally for abductions and disappearances of individuals. He added that it is those who have skeletons in their closets should be afraid of such a law coming into effect.
He said those who opposed the Bill opposed even investigations into the disappeared during ’71 and 88/89 periods. Mr. Silva pointed out that Mahinda faction opposed even the establishment of Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) as they were afraid that their frauds and corruption would be exposed. He said those who do not want investigations regarding the disappeared are the ones who were involved in disappearing individuals and it is natural that they oppose such a Bill added the General Secretary of the JVP.