Presidential commission to probe disappearances

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga to appoint a commission to look into the incidents of disappearances that have taken place during the 30-year conflict.

The decision with regard to the terms of reference and members of the commission will be taken soon, the official government website said quoting Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake.

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) appointed by President Rajapaksa in May 2010 to investigate alleged human rights violations recommended to probe disappearances and alleged human rights violations during the conflict.

The Commission while stressing that Sri Lanka military has not deliberately targeted civilians recommended that the government should appoint a special commissioner to look into the alleged disappearances and provide material to the Attorney General's Department to initiate criminal proceedings as appropriate.

Ninety nine per cent of former LTTE cadres were rehabilitated and reintegrated into society. They were provided vocational training and the necessary tools along with monetary assistance to start their own projects.

Over 9,000 persons whose family members were killed at the hands of the LTTE were provided compensation by the government.
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  • Lost LAnkan Friday, 26 July 2013 09:48 AM

    In an attempt to search for northern votes

    K.J.Mohan Friday, 26 July 2013 09:52 AM

    This is to fool the tamil people and win the N. Election

    Sim Friday, 26 July 2013 10:11 AM

    Appoint a commission to inquire about another Commission. What is happening to the Commission Reports, are the Reports only to MR and not to the public.

    saradiyal Friday, 26 July 2013 11:40 AM

    Fist investigate the disappearance of previous commissions. We see the news of appointing and that's it. No report, no follow-up action, just a waste of public money.

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:41 AM

    committee members?

    Hoona Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:59 AM

    We need to prosecute the murderers fist. Then we could find time to locate the missing.

    xy Friday, 26 July 2013 12:40 PM

    Too late and seems very late. No time frame.

    Namal Perera Friday, 26 July 2013 01:40 PM

    What a joke......"Horage Ammagen Pena Ahanawa????

    raj Friday, 26 July 2013 01:43 PM

    Gimmick for NP election

    Ratavasiya Friday, 26 July 2013 01:45 PM

    Getting ready for the CHOGM

    chandi malli Friday, 26 July 2013 08:43 AM

    Another committee.....

    Mokada Leday Friday, 26 July 2013 08:45 AM

    Then the secretary does not have to look far..Own backyard will bring most of the cases.

    Trueman Friday, 26 July 2013 08:49 AM

    what an eyewash.

    Laminate Friday, 26 July 2013 08:50 AM

    This is a real Joke and wasting of time......

    JD Friday, 26 July 2013 08:53 AM

    It's better if MR talk to a Mirror.........

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 26 July 2013 09:02 AM

    This is one of the condition placed by the EU and USA. Why it took so long? If did this 2 years back no need to spend so much money on propaganda. What a waste of money and time.
    And suffering by the general public.

    DUTUGEMUNU Friday, 26 July 2013 03:12 PM

    DONT WASTE TIME AND MONEY .

    NADUTH , BADUTH DEKAMA HAMDURUWANGE.

    Perera Friday, 26 July 2013 09:11 AM

    Navi Pillei, CHOGM coming soon...

    Porky Pig Friday, 26 July 2013 09:12 AM

    Now and why? What is the hurry. There is no need for any commission, just a small mirror is enough.

    OMG Friday, 26 July 2013 09:27 AM

    Too little too late.

    ss Friday, 26 July 2013 09:42 AM

    How about from 1970 when we can get all the JVP persons still missing when we are looking for solutions one needs a solution to this culture of disappearances

    Renu Friday, 26 July 2013 04:01 PM

    All for CHOGAM . No Point, there are a number the President has lost count of, leave aside recommondation. You cannot Hoodwink the International community, Lalith, It is too late now. Nava Pillai will have a say at the UNHCR report


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