Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 12 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Reconciliation Commission targets completion of report by May 15
Tue, Apr 19, 2011, 12:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) is targeting the completion of its report to be handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by May 15.

LLRC Media Spokesperson Lakshman Wickremasinghe has told the media that the Commission has commenced preparing the first draft.

The draft, according to Wickremasinghe, is being prepared on the evidence received and analyzed by the LLRC.

According to him, expert knowledge had been required in processing certain evidence.

The LLRC has held public sittings in the districts of Jaffna, Batticaloa, Mannar, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Matara, Ampara, Moneragala, Galle, Matara, Puttalam, and Anuradhapura. The Commission concluded its public sittings last month.

President Rajapaksa in May 2010 appointed the eight-member Commission to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events during the period from 21st February 2002 to 19th May 2009. The Commission is chaired by the former Attorney General Chitta Ranjan de Silva.

From the evidence the Commission gathered so far, the LLRC has suggested immediate administrative measures to ease the lives of resettled Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and all people living in the former war-battered areas.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
UNDP, SLTDA partnership to establish a National Sustainable Tourism Certification Scheme
-- [18 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Finance Minister outlines three major policy priorities to rebuild economy
-- [7 hours ago]
Management Faculty of University of Sri Jayewardenepura closed indefinitely
-- [7 hours ago]
Police sub-inspector arrested over Rathgama abductions
-- [8 hours ago]
Navy sailor arrested over abduction and disappearance of 11 youths
-- [8 hours ago]
New software introduced to crack down on illegal activities using fishing boats
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka maintains policy rates, reduces Statutory Reserve Requirement as economic growth remains below potential
Government takes a revolutionary step in education for a modern Sri Lanka - PM
Sri Lanka Cricket new president Shammi Silva assumes duties
Sri Lanka President says the 'legitimate child' named 19th Amendment has been abused

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.