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12 August 2010 02:39 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The government has rejected a report by the US State Department presented to Congress which evaluates the effectiveness of measures taken by Sri Lanka to investigate incidents during the recent conflict.

A statement by the government information department said that Sri Lanka has received the text of the report by Ambassador Rapp of the US State Department to Congress titled "Report to Congress on measures taken by the Government of Sri Lanka and international bodies to investigate incidents during the recent conflict in Sri Lanka, and evaluating the effectiveness of such efforts."

The Government wishes in this regard to observe that in May 2009, Sri Lanka defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), recognized globally as a brutal terrorist organization. The conflict situation had a devastating effect on the people of Sri Lanka and the Government has set a vigorous goal of rebuilding the nation to move forward into a new era of peace and prosperity.

The Government of Sri Lanka acknowledges that the lessons which may be drawn from the past could contribute to true reconciliation, and is committed to a rapid process to achieve this.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed an independent Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. The work of the Commission is now underway and is dedicated to fairness and impartiality. 

Furthermore, the Government has almost completed the resettlement of all displaced persons and continues to support their livelihood. Also, in the past few months, the Government has repealed most of the emergency regulations that were necessary during the conflict situation, the government statement said. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 12

  • malkanthi Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:28 AM

    Wonder if any of these people have visited the IDP camps before commenting? Donts just throw your words off hand, check their living condition yourselves!

    arshad Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:45 AM

    U.S. Govt hands are not clean, However situation here is also similar, steps should be taken to improve the conditions here so that no one will point the finger at us

    channa Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:35 AM

    First investigate civilian murders in in Iraq and Afghanistan....before you preach...

    Ajith Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:36 AM

    The US has no right to criticize any other country until and unless it faces up to its own abuses in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    ASFAR Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:00 AM

    i am happy and safe with my family in sri lanka. god bless our leaders. USA, please hands off and help us if you can. invest some money in sri lanka. thank you.

    gunda Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:36 AM

    Many others unhappy in Sri Lanka

    Malin Abeyatunge Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:40 AM

    First investigate into the 91000 classified documents of alleged human rights violation by USA before Sri Lanka.

    Kumar Wijayasekara Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:42 AM

    As a nation we must reject this but our rejection will not be acceptable to the world unless we improve the level of credibilty of our excercise before international eyes. Our past record on commsions were appalling as we only wasted time and money to achieve nothing.

    Senior Citizen Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:02 AM

    This is a very sensible and accurate comment on the state of affairs. We must have good governance, transparency and respect for law and order in our Country - true USA has no moral right to preach but we are not blameworthy either and as a Sri Lankan, we like to have our house in order - then no one - UN or USA can point fingers at us.

    Rajitha Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:04 AM

    then you should leave.


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