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UK wants LLRC report public

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to release publicly the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee’s report on post conflict issues in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee presented their report to President Rakapaksa on 20 November.

“Many hope this report will mark a significant milestone in Sri Lanka’s recovery from conflict, and I call on the Government of Sri Lanka to seize this important opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to national reconciliation and accountability. Making the report public at the earliest opportunity is a vital part of this commitment and I look forward to the Government of Sri Lanka setting out the steps it will take in response to the report,” the Foreign Office Minister said.

2 Comments for “UK wants LLRC report public”

  1. raj

    if Hitler was ruling Germany, you would have asked him to have an inquiry and to release the report of that inquiry.

  2. Mr Alistair Burt cannot compare Srilanka with United Kingdom. I set out the main reason for that. In UK there is democracy and press freedom. In UK jouenalists are not killed or abducted by ruling party. In UK the Police work indepentally free from politicians. Police have the power to arrest and charge ministers if they are involved in criminal activities. Can Alistair Burt see a ruling party minister in Srilanka get arrested by a Police in Srilanka. When was the last time a minister was arrested in Srilanka? The answer is “NO”. Police only work for the President of Srilanka and his family. Look at what happened to Premachandra who was killed recently and the prime suspect is Duminda Silva, a close friend of nobody other than Gothabaya Rajapakse, the defence secretary. How can the Police arrest an ally of Defence Secretary. Like wise the LLRC report is also written at the will of Rajapakses family. Certainly this report has no value. To escapre from International investigation the President may put all the blame on that poor chap, Sarath Fonseka. He will certainly be used as the villan of the war crime. So Alistair Burt cannot expect any use from the LLRC report. UN should take action against the current regime, if not there is no purpose of having UN>

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