Sharma welcomes SL census

3 December 2013 02:09 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Last week’s announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka that it will conduct a national census to determine the extent of the loss of life during the country’s 26-year old civil war, is a welcome step, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said.

Issuing a statement Sharma said,

This will advance the process of post-conflict reconciliation sought in the national Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation report.

It is our understanding that the national census exercise will collect information on deaths, on missing, injured and disabled persons, as well as damage to property due to internal conflicts from 1982 onwards. We hope that every attempt will be made to record accurately the information and chronologies provided by victims, families and witnesses. We encourage all concerned to provide the information required.

We hope the findings of this census will be made public after its completion. Healing and enduring reconciliation will only come about when the truth is known about what happened in the past.

  Comments - 7

  • Urid Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:16 PM

    We spent billions to entertain these loosers, and now he is also giving us orders? no dignity left, any more.

    Apo Apa-apa Tuesday, 03 December 2013 05:01 AM

    may be paid by Sri lanka?

    Suq Madique Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:29 AM

    The truth hurts doesn't it sakiam

    Be Fair Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:10 AM

    bet this will include the Civilians Murdered by the LTTE and the cost to the economy due to the terrorist atrocities.
    Who will be found fault for that........??????????
    I guess "Camaraman" can take a flight to hell

    Saskia Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:38 AM

    For you everything SL does is OK because the amount is too big.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:26 AM

    Where were all these do-gooders during the war when people lived their daily lives in fear of being bombed? No one lifted a finger to help us eradicate terrorism although many secretly helped the terrorists. Just gives you the feeling that all this negative attention and lies spread is to punish us for getting rid of terrorism.

    Renu Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:46 AM

    Why they did not tell you that there was Zero Deaths in the final phase of the war on civillians , so why worry with census

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