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LLRC Report Not For Public

[The Sunday Leader.lk, Sunday, 30 October 2011 11:02 No Comment]

By Dinouk Colombage

The final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) will not be made public by the Commission.

A draft of the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has been completed and is being studied, media coordinator of the LLRC Lakshman Wickramasinghe said.

Wickramasinghe told The Sunday Leader that the Commission will be prepared to hand over the report to the President by the second week of November.

A report compiled by an expert panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to advise him on matters related to Sri Lanka had earlier this year placed its report in the public domain despite opposition raised by the government.

When asked if a copy of the LLRC report will also be placed in the public domain Wickramasinghe said that the decision of whether or not the document will be made public lies with the President.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the eight member Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission in May last year to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events which took place between February 2002 to May 2009.

The Commission has been charged with reporting whether any person, group or institution directly or indirectly bears responsibility over some of the incidents.

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