His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation today, the 12th September 2017 signed the Gazette Notification to operationalize the Office on the Missing Persons. The Office of the Missing Persons (establishment, administration and discharge of functions) Act No. 14 of 2016 and amended by Act No. 9 of 2017 comes into implementation and operation with effect from 15th September as the President has placed his signature for the Gazette Notification which quotes as follows:-