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Sri Lanka's main Tamil minority party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has rejected the government's war commission report saying it fell short earning Tamil people's confidence.

The party also said the report did not match international standards applicable to accountability processes.
 
In an over 100-page analysis of the report, issued a month after Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report was made public and ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit, the TNA said, "The LLRC's processes and practices have failed to win the confidence of the Tamil community.
 
"The Commission also falls dramatically short of international standards applicable to accountability processes."
 
The LLRC was appointed by president Mahinda Rajapaksa to look back at the island's violent ethnic separatist campaign.
 
The report dismissed accusations that government troops had deliberately targeted civilians during the final phase of the conflict which ended the LTTE's over three decade old separatist campaign.
 
The international community led by the UN had called for an independent investigations into civilian killings and alleged war crimes committed by both government troops and the LTTE.
 
The TNA analysis contends that the LLRC had disregarded credible allegations made against the government with respect to violations of International Humanitarian Law.
Further, it adds that the LLRC's approach and methodology in dealing with the above allegations was flawed due to the selective application of evidence.

"The LLRC was woefully under-resourced for the task of investigating violations of IHL and IHRL during the final stages of the war".
 
The TNA is currently engaged with the government on a round of talks aimed at achieving a political solution to the Tamil grievances. (Source: PTI)

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  • eddy Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:41 AM

    The TNA are being ungrateful and ureasonable to the majority of Sri Lankans. They created a war and killed countless people and were defeated, Have they learnt the lesson. They should accept whatever terms of surrender and live quietly instead of reapeatedly coming up with separative ideology which has the majority frustrated. Using others to persue their cunning cause seem the norm. Should classify them trators and put them in or leave like the ltte.

    Prathithaban Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:39 AM

    TNA your agenda is to topple the matters. You have never learn to accept & resolve a matter. This is why whole worls is rejecting Tamils. TNA pl be fair & reasonable. You pl get loss with yr Tamil diaspora & pl let we Tamils to live in peace & harmony with sinhalease & other communities in Sri Lankla.

    Jehan Shanmugam Tuesday, 17 January 2012 12:35 PM

    TNA was ELECTED by the Tamil people..Are you telling the democratically elected representatives to "get lost"???


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