Sri Lanka keen to implement war commission report




By IANS,

Colombo : The Sri Lankan government has told parliament that it has no objection in implementing recommendations of a war commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The government stand has been to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), Xinhua quoted Petroleum Minister Susil Premjayantha as saying Wednesday.

He, however, said there were doubts if the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was really keen to see the report implemented or had other ideas.

The UNHRC adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka last month calling for full implementation of the LLRC recommendations.

Sri Lanka said it would not fully implement the recommendations as the commission had gone beyond its mandate in some areas.

The government felt the UNHRC was attempting to lay the groundwork to take action against Sri Lankan political leaders and military officials over allegations of war crimes during the final stages of the war against Tamil Tiger rebels, said Premjayantha.

Premjayantha told parliament that the government will not allow any foreign government or institution to conduct investigations in Sri Lanka.

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Cant give Police powers to Tamil Nadu people living in Sri Lanka

No country gives police powers to immigrant communities. Tamil nadu people living in Sri Lanka in jaffna area can always go back to Tamil nadu

Instead of going on saying

Instead of going on saying that it would implement some recommendations and killing time, the government would start implementing any recommendations if it has a genuine desire to do so.
The behaviour of this government is like that of some toddlers/teenagers.

If the government is

If the government is interested in implementing LLRC recommendations, it would also come down on the escalating number of abductions and other forms of lawlessness:
Horrible rise of disappearances in post-war Sri Lanka continues unabated, 5 April 2012,
http://groundviews.org/2012/04/05/horrible-rise-of-disappearances-in-pos...