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Lankan civil war panel”s report to be tabled before Dec 21

[MISC, Wednesday, 7 December 2011 15:35 No Comment]

(PTI) The much-awaited report of a Sri Lankan commission looking into the ethnic conflict in the country”s Tamil-dominated north is likely to be tabled in the parliament by President Mahinda Rajapaksa before December 21.

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was set up by the government after it came under incessant attacks from the international community over human rights breaches during the last phase of the military conflict with the LTTE.

Rajapaksa would table the report in parliament before December 21 when the sessions for the current year concludes, the Sunday Times quoted its sources as saying.

Rajapaksa will make a special address to Parliament after he personally tables the findings of the commission, the paper said.

The address will set out the steps the government would take on the recommendations of the LLRC”s final report.

The paper said it was yet to be finalised whether the full report would be tabled in the parliament or only the observations and recommendations.

The LLRC was set up by Rajapaksa in May 2010 to look into events of the country”s civil war, after he made a joint commitment to an accountability process in the country alongside UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The three-decade separatist war came to an end after the Tamil rebels were defeated in 2009 and almost all of their leadership, including chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran, was killed.

Sri Lanka has used the LLRC to thwart criticism by international governments and right groups who have called for an independent investigation into its rights record during the final push in the war with the LTTE.

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