Apr 05, Colombo: The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka has called on the government to fully implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
The Council issuing a statement said it called on the government to formulate a constructive position on the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.
"The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka calls on those who are in authority, and very specially the Government, to formulate a constructive position on the resolution adopted by the UNHCR in Geneva. Such a position should be aimed at fostering national reconciliation of all people in Sri Lanka and move beyond mere emotional sentiments, and blaming nations or individuals," the Council stated.
The Council has noted that the LLRC recommendations provide a platform to address the critical issues confronted by the people of Sri Lanka and build a united harmonious nation.
"We reiterate our position that the LLRC recommendations provide a platform to address the critical issues confronted by the people of Sri Lanka and build a united harmonious nation. We call upon the Government to formulate a clear strategy for its implementation and ensure the participation of all our people including the civil, political and religious sectors strengthening the democratic space which alone will enable us to live with dignity, ensure our sovereignty and bring about peace and prosperity to our island," the statement read.
The statement was signed by Rev. Charles N. Jansz, Chairperson of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka/Moderator, Christian Reformed Church, Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel S. Thiagarajah, Bishop of Jaffna Diocese, Church of South India, Rev. Dr. A.W. Jebanesan, President, Methodist Church in Sri Lanka, Rt. Rev. D.R. Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo, Church of Ceylon Diocese of Colombo, Rt. Rev. Shantha Francis, Bishop of Kurunegala, Church of Ceylon Diocese of Kurunegala, Rev. Saman Perera, Moderator, Presbyterian Church, Rev. Priyantha Wijegoonawardene, President, Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya, Commissioner Malcolm Induruwage, Territorial Commander, The Salvation Army, Rev. W.P. Ebenezer Joseph, General Secretary, National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Student Christian Movement (SCM), Ceylon Bible Society, and Christian Literature Society.