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The Sri Lanka Army is preparing a comprehensive report on the war with testimonies from those who fought on the frontlines, army sources said yesterday.

A senior army officer who served in the war front during the final stages said the army was of the view that the report could be used by the government to counter allegations of human rights violations.

The report is being prepared by a committee comprising senior army officers appointed by Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya.
The report will be based on the experience gained by army officers on the battle front and will include the rescue of civilians who were trapped in LTTE-controlled areas during the height of the fighting.

Several senior army officers said they would collect statements from battle front commanders and pack leaders, and from those who led the Special Forces teams, commando sub groups and special task forces which supported the 51st, 53rd, 55th, 57th, 58th and 59th divisions.
The committee has recorded statements from several top officers in the Wanni, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu.

Meanwhile a three-day seminar on the theme, ‘Defeating terrorism, the Sri Lankan experience,’ will be held from tomorrow. During the seminar the Sri Lanka Army will share its experiences in counter terrorism strategies and the humanitarian operations to rescue civilians trapped by the LTTE.

The subject of reintegrating ex-combatants into society, the resettlement and rehabilitation programmes and the steps taken to mitigate the factors that may lead to a resurgence of violence and the political reforms to accommodate all ethnic communities and the development activities in the North and East will also be discussed at the seminar.

Proposals will also be made on measures to manage and counter global terrorism, the role of human rights in counter insurgency operations and strategies for nation building with a Sri Lankan perspective.

About 300 delegates from 42 countries are expected to participate in the three-day seminar. (Supun Dias and Olindhi Jayasundere)
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  • Labby Monday, 30 May 2011 10:03 AM

    This is like asking students to 'mark' their own answers.

    Bumba Monday, 30 May 2011 03:27 AM

    After 2 years?

    Ramesh Monday, 30 May 2011 03:30 AM

    Will Sarath Fonseka get an opportunity to give testimonial?

    Dr.Wimal_Modawansa Monday, 30 May 2011 03:34 AM

    Better late than never.

    Please ensure that "testi-monies" does not become politically motivated "fixi-monies".

    DS Monday, 30 May 2011 10:07 AM

    Waste of public funds and time. With all the politics in the forces this is simply absurd

    Punchi Putha Monday, 30 May 2011 03:39 AM

    Yet another committee appointed to come up with a report. We all know what will be the outcome. Keep up the good work.

    ravi Monday, 30 May 2011 03:49 AM

    good only for sri lankan parliment..not for the world they want belive it..

    Sam Monday, 30 May 2011 04:03 AM

    And where is the General, who led the Army at that time? Its funny , Does current Commander Of the Army know a penny about the war they fought?

    Raja Monday, 30 May 2011 04:20 AM

    It would be useful to incorporate into this report, what help if any and what press releases were made by HRW, AI and ICG during this period.

    Saleem Monday, 30 May 2011 10:32 AM

    The wolves will conclude it was all the fault of the lambs.

    Roshan Monday, 30 May 2011 04:28 AM

    Definitely SF name will not be on the report.

    Rata Vinasai Monday, 30 May 2011 04:50 AM

    who can beleive this?

    willows Monday, 30 May 2011 04:56 AM

    NO GSF NO REPORT and not accurate???

    Kalu tall cheena Monday, 30 May 2011 05:00 AM

    No use of LLRC report? Don't contradict that report.

    ITALY SINGALA BOY Monday, 30 May 2011 10:54 AM

    who cares ?? then LTTE also submit the report on war.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Monday, 30 May 2011 06:23 AM

    In nutshell,according to this report, It is Gota who led the war under direction of Mahinda. That all

    rakitha Monday, 30 May 2011 06:43 AM

    It’s like the fabricated Personal report of Mr. Ban, the world will not believe in other that the west and pro-LTTE terrorist elements

    indika Monday, 30 May 2011 08:01 AM

    He was the commander in Jaffna Peninsular at that time !

    CP Sunday, 29 May 2011 10:28 PM

    WAST OF TIME ! NO ONE IS GOING TO BELEIVE IT

    Hemantha Monday, 30 May 2011 09:02 AM

    Original Author in Jail..........

    raj Sunday, 29 May 2011 11:24 PM

    NATO should ask Libya to prepare a report on its war against opponents.

    Godaya Monday, 30 May 2011 12:00 AM

    The senior most commander at that time General SF is the most eligible person to give this report. WITHOUT HIS INPUTS ANY SUCH REPORT CANNOT BE GENUINE.

    sanju Monday, 30 May 2011 02:24 AM

    an incomplete report - without testimony from SF...
    NS

    imhyas Monday, 30 May 2011 09:55 AM

    eventually a work for army


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