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* Sri Lanka government to appoint 11-member Task Force to obtain public views on UN proposals
Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 10:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 07, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government, which is in the process of creating a mechanism to implement the proposals in the consensual UN resolution, has taken measures to appoint an 11-member Special Task Force to obtain public views on the Geneva proposals.

The work of a consultative Task Force is scheduled to be launched after the arrival of UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Pablo de Greiff, the state-run TV said.

Attorney-at-law and human rights activist Manouri Muttetuwegama has been appointed as the Chairman of the Task Force and Executive Director of Center for Policy Alternatives, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu is the Secretary of the Task Force.

The Task Force will work under two phases. Under the 1st Phase, views will be obtained through all languages using websites. In the second phase views Task Force personnel will meet the public to directly obtain their views. Views will be obtained from students, members of the security forces and the public who faced the war.


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