Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi will arrive in the island tomorrow.
His visit concerns the recent developments in the country with regards to the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission Report and the release of the National Action Plan on Human Rights, according to the Japanese Embassy in Colombo.
He will remain in the country till the end of the week.
The Government of Japan considers that consequent to the end of the armed conflict of more than 25 years in May 2009, the Government of Sri Lanka is tackling post-conflict issues such as the resettlement of IDPs, reintegration of ex-LTTE combatants, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the conflict-affected areas.
The national action plan to implement recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission has been also released recently.
During his stay, Mr. Akashi will meet government officials and representatives of the ruling and opposition parties as well as members of civil societies, and emphasize the importance of national reconciliation toward the establishment of lasting peace. He is also scheduled to visit the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to study the latest developments in the conflict-stricken zone.
For Mr. Akashi, this will be the 22nd visit to Sri Lanka since he assumed the post in 2002. (Dianne Silva)
Comments - 10
Kautilya Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:10 AM
This man has been making so many visits to Sri Lanka since the infamous peace accord time,during the time of the war, and now post war period. To me it looks very suspicious about his ulterior motive.
Gamarala Monday, 20 August 2012 06:24 PM
Slgov should talk straight to this man. If tolerate all the mafia people,again we get Problem. We finished the tree of terror. Now clear the ground with removing the roots. This man is one of the biggest root of terror.
concerned Monday, 20 August 2012 07:00 PM
Dont bother, free hoilday from the taxpayer?
SRI MINNAL Monday, 20 August 2012 07:45 PM
Is he the same guy who is working against the Tamils of Srilanka?
Karunadasa Monday, 20 August 2012 07:38 PM
Please make sure what is the GOSL action plan to implement the LLRC. Also the Govt. has declined 240 Million rupee ICRC donation to build houses in the North because it refused to give 10% commission to the government. This Govt. has become a pain to all the countries in the world and to the citizen as well. Please make sure your aid money goes only to the needy people in north and east.
Hori Tuesday, 21 August 2012 02:27 AM
Invited again by the SL govt to make a statement saying "every thing is okay and resettlement is progressing well". We have been hearing this for the last 3.5 years already. Dont waste the Japanese Money
bandara Tuesday, 21 August 2012 04:10 AM
country could not be saved because of the politicians, don't blame Akashi who did his best, but you guys would not listen
Sri Wednesday, 22 August 2012 07:46 PM
His umpteenth visit to SL! Perhaps to sell more Japanese goods like motorcycles and cars and white vans? They never say "no", only nods. Nodders!
silva Monday, 20 August 2012 01:30 PM
your interest is enough, we used to live the present life.
Jena Monday, 20 August 2012 03:21 PM
Oh.. this guy has visited plenty of times during the peace talks.. but could not save our country from the disaster..
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