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EU delegates conclude SL visit

[Sunday Times.lk, Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:04 No Comment]

The head of a visiting European Union parliament delegation to Sri Lanka   said she is surprised that the report of the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) is still unavailable in all three languages.

Ms. Jean Lambert of the MEP representing the Green Party /UK   told reporters at the end of five day visit to Sri Lanka that that the report should be made available in the languages that are understood by people , especially thsoe who gave evidence before it and are eager to learn about its recommendations.  “It would be a sportive move if the report is available in all three languages,” Ms. Lambert said.

The LLRC report is only available in English at present.

She said that the conclusions of the LLRC are “extremely positive’ and dealt with many of the issues that the EU has expressed concern about.

Ms. Lambert who visited Sri Lanka one year ago said that between now and then, much positive envelopment have taken place such as more facilities for people to obtained death certificates or other forms of government documentation while schools and health facilities too have improved in the east.

The three member delegation comprising Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar of the Socialists and Democrats of Spain and MS.Inese Vaidere of the European People’s Parliament of Latvia visited Trincomalee and Batticaloa during their visit and also met with Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris and Defence Secretary Gothabaya Rajapaksa as well as members of the UNP and the TNA.

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