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War panel report handed over

[BBC, Monday, 21 November 2011 10:33 No Comment]

Hundreds of people gathered to testify before the panel The government appointed war panel has handed over its report to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Chairman of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), CR de Silva, said the report was handed over to the president at Temple Trees.

President Rajapaksa’s spokesman, Bandula Jayasekara, told BBC Sandeshaya that the president will take the necessary action after studying the report.

“The president told the media that the report will be handed over to the parliament after studying it,” said Mr Jayasekara.

The LLRC appointed by the president in May 2010 has received 1000 oral testimonies since it began sessions in August.

More than 5000 written statements were also handed over to the panel.

Privately-run Sunday Times newspaper meanwhile said that it is possible for the president to hand over part of the 400-page report to the parliament, omitting sections that contain “sensitive information.”

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