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OMP Interim Report proposal:

Rs. 6000 allowance for missing person’s families

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the provision of an interim allowance of Rs 6,000 monthly to family members of missing persons.

Facilitating an interim allowance for the families of the missing persons was one of the key recommendations made by the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) in its first interim report released in September last year.

The interim allowance will be paid on the 10th of each month from this October to relatives who have obtained a “Certificate of Absence” for their kin who have gone missing in the course of the war.

The Cabinet Paper in this regard had been presented jointly by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Minister Mano Ganesan.

The allowance will be made as a direct deposit to the beneficiary’s account. As per the Cabinet paper, the Registrar General’s Department has been instructed to issue Certificates of Absence after processing the applications it has received by various aggrieved parties.


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