Jan 24, Colombo: A five-member board appointed by the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army to prepare an action plan detailing how to implement the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations relevant to the Army has completed its work.
Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya will hand over the report of the board to the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today at the Defence Ministry, the Government Information Department said.
Army Commander appointed the board comprising senior officers of the Army in February 2012 to study the LLRC recommendations and formulate an Action Plan.
Accordingly, the board has made some observations and recommendations for short, medium and long term implementation.
At a media briefing Wednesday, the Army Commander has said that the LLRC has made some recommendations on the general observations of the conduct of war and the precautionary measures need to take in the future to avert such observations.
According to the Army Commander, the board he appointed has studied the LLRC observations and recommended measures the Army should take to minimize such observations in future.
Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya has noted that report of the board has recommended precautionary measures that should be adopted during a conflict.
He has added that a Court of Inquiry appointed by him to inquire into the observations made by the LLRC in its report on alleged civilian casualties during the final phase of the humanitarian operation would be ready in ten days.
The Army Commander in January last year appointed the five-member Court of Inquiry to probe the allegations of civilian casualties noted in the LLRC report.