Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government's reconciliation programme moving forward - Minister
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 12:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has implemented 75 percent of the recommendations in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and the government's reconciliation programme is constantly moving forward, a government minister said Thursday.

Addressing the weekly cabinet news briefing Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella the government is satisfied with the progress of implementing LLRC recommendations and there are many factors that affect the reconciliation.

He said that taking measures to circulate more money among the people, uplift their living standards, and increase their avenues of earnings are necessary for achieving reconciliation and the government has directed attention to those measures.

The Minister said the government has carried out a massive task to establish peace and reconciliation during the past four years.

He pointed out that most surrendered LTTE members, even the hardcore cadres have been rehabilitated and some of them have even been recruited to the police force.

Responding to media questions about the UN resolution that would be tabled next month at the Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Minister Rambukwella said the resolution is a serious concern for the government but the country is ready to face it in an optimistic manner.

He said Sri Lanka has done an incredible amount of work for reconciliation but the country feels that the international community "keeps changing the specifications" of what they expect from the government to achieve

Rambukwella said many countries have expressed their support to Sri Lanka and the countries pushing for a resolution have a "hidden agenda".

The government has been sending special envoys to member states of the UNHRC to enlighten the progress on the implementation of LLRC recommendations and the measures taken to address reconciliation and accountability issues and to garner their support to counter the resolution.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
EU parliament delegation to visit Sri Lanka to discuss national reconciliation and greater women's empowerment
-- [4 hours ago]
World Bank support for Sri Lanka women business and SME initiatives
-- [4 hours ago]
COPE report on controversial bond issue presented to the parliament
-- [5 hours ago]
A sub-sea power cable from India can be a solution for Sri Lanka power crisis - PUCSL
-- [6 hours ago]
Suspect in the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge granted bail
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Muslims to protest against government over the vote on Temple Mount resolution
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army Mine Detection Dog Team receives international recognition as 2016 Team of the Year
-- [8 hours ago]
No VAT for 82 essential consumer goods from November 1
Sri Lanka Muslim Council welcomes decision to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, expresses concern over Minister's statement
Sri Lanka calls for IORA to move into a new era of dynamism

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.