The Sunday Leader

Ban Wants LLRC Implemented

By Dinouk Colombage

United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki-moon, has expressed his desire to see the implementation of the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
Speaking to The Sunday Leader an official at the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary General explained that Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the US Resolution as it called for the implementation of the LLRC report.
The official, who did not wish to be named, stated that the Secretary General believed that Sri Lanka could only achieve reconciliation and lasting peace through good governance, a point highlighted in the LLRC report.
“Ban Ki-moon believes that the LLRC report is full of recommendations which are vital to Sri Lanka moving past the conflict. He hopes that the government will set about implementing it”, the official said.
Asked by The Sunday Leader when contacted on Friday night (7 p.m. Sri Lanka time) if they had seen comments by Sri Lankan Ministers stating that the LLRC had gone beyond its mandate, the official responded that they were aware of these comments and hoped the government would begin the process quickly. In April last year the Secretary General appointed a panel of experts to “advise him” on the situation in post-war Sri Lanka.
The Experts Panel Report was originally shared with the Sri Lankan government before being “leaked” to media outlets around the world.
The Secretary General’s office defended its move by claiming it was done “as a matter of transparency”.
Sri Lanka rejected the report claiming that it was fundamentally flawed and based on biased material which could not be verified.
The UN Human Rights Council  on March 22 adopted a U.S sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka which called for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations.
The resolution was passed 24 to 15 while 8 abstained.
Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva  told reporters last week that the government will not fully implement the recommendations of the LLRC report as he claimed the commission had gone beyond its mandate in some instances.
Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena later said that the Cabinet will discuss the LLRC recommendations and decide the next step.

7 Comments for “Ban Wants LLRC Implemented”

  1. raja

    Ban Ki Moon has failed to implement his panel’s report.

  2. Gann

    Well….Where it is LLRC or anything the Government should implement “some credible” solution to resolve the ethnic question. What if they fail? Well…only the time will tell.

  3. dagobert

    OK………. BKM. Its possible BUT take the obstacles away first as you can not “Eat the cake & have it” at the same time.

    Either you go ahead with your actions on the resolution passed in geneva OR declare it as null & void as the main supporters who voted for it came from the Caucassion block in the EU and some from Latin America and of course with the exception of Motherrrrr INDIA.
    Further the countries in the asian turf that Robert Blake overseas failed to support the resolution and Navi Pillay’s Country had lambasted the Council it self.
    Also 05 ASEAN members too failed to support the resolution including Thailand which is known to to be the listening post of the Imperialists and the UN in Asia.

    Hence, its time to shut yourself and embark on a furlough……………

    Moon… face reality. Asian region is a different kettle of fish & hope it has finally dawned on the UN & Blake.

  4. Mohan

    Buddhists will never implement LLRC, instead their hidden agenda to genocide more Indigenous People are well on the way!!

  5. Yours truly Sri Lankan

    We are licking our wounds we invited ourselves

  6. Gary Wilson

    Well Said!!

  7. Meena M.

    This is ridiculous….the Rajapaksa regime is refusing to implement their own recommendations. I guess the world called their bluff when they insisted on investigating themselves, and now it is apparent that they had no intention of carrying it through. Now all the name calling of Western countries, and their crimes, will never erase or make anyone forget, what the Rajapaksa’s have done to the country. No massive billboards, ports and roads can cover up their crimes.

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