Sept 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the government must apologize for mistakes made and ensure such mistakes would not happen again if it needs true reconciliation in the country.
TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said the government should either apologize to the families of missing persons or accept that such crimes have happened and ensure that will not happen again in future.
He said the Tamil party is continuing to push for an international investigation on accountability and war crimes.
"If the government is adamant that what they did was correct and is not willing to accept their mistakes, how can there be reconciliation in this country?" Premachandran asked.
He explained that there are thousands of people still missing or killed and there could not be reconciliation without the truth being asserted.
"I am not saying that anyone should cow down to the Tamil people, but the truth must be asserted in a proper way, and the government is not in favor of that. That is why I feel that an independent international investigation is vital. You cannot expect any independent investigation from this government," Premachandran said.
Referring to the recent visit of UN High Commissioner for Human rights Navi Pillay, the TNA MP said the main purpose of her visit was to see if the recommendations specified in the LLRC report have been implemented.