SL Cabinet approves establishment of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 May 2010, 03:44 GMT]
Sri Lanka Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal by the President Mahinda Rajapakse to appoint a Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission to study the causes that led to the conflict and to prevent such future occurrences, according to Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. The Commission would comprise seven eminent Sri Lankans and its terms of reference are to be gazetted in a few days, he said.

The Cabinet has allocated initially a sum of ten million rupees from the General Treasury to permit the Commission to commence its function immediately.

To this effect a Secretariat is to be set up to carry out the administrative functions of the commission. A secretary General would be appointed to oversee it financial management.

The Minister further informed that the Commission would be required to inquire and report on matters that are to be gazetted shortly and that may have taken place between 21st February 2002 and 19th May 2009.

 

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