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By Jamila Najmuddin


The Commission of Inquiry on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation appointed by President Mahinda Rajapakse has sought written representations from the public or individual organizations as the eight member panel prepares to commence sittings.

A public notice by the Commission said that individuals or organizations can submit in the first instance, written representations to the Commission and the Commission after examining the written representations received may invite any person or organization to give oral evidence.

The notice further said that arrangements could be made for any person or organization to give evidence in camera and every person who gives evidence before the Commission shall be entitled to the privileges for witnesses as provided for in the Commissions of Inquiry Act.

According to the notice, the Commission will inquire and report into events which took place between February 21, 2002 and May 19, 2009 namely the facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement and the sequence and events which followed thereafter up to the end of the war.

The notice further says the Commission will also inquire whether any person, group or institution directly or indirectly bear responsibility in this regard.

The Commission will also inquire into the institutional, administrative and legislative measures which need to be taken in order to prevent any recurrence of such concerns in the future. (Daily Mirror online)

 

 


 

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  • Friday, 18 June 2010 07:53 AM

    civilians were killed by LTTE.

    Friday, 18 June 2010 12:04 PM

    Commission should look at Ceylon from 1951 when India funded SWRD.

    Friday, 18 June 2010 01:20 PM

    Yeah, what about Lasantha??????

    Friday, 18 June 2010 06:29 AM

    Let's play a game called 'shoot the messenger'

    Friday, 18 June 2010 02:22 PM

    if they find out anything at all it will only be something bad about SF.

    Friday, 18 June 2010 06:58 AM

    How many Commissions have we had in the last 10 years?
    were any of the Reports made public?
    Another eyewash.....the truth is civilians were killed

    Friday, 18 June 2010 06:59 AM

    Mark my word 'none will respond' unless it is an independent commission appointed by UN, sadly none have confidence in the present judiciary nor any system!

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:05 AM

    I bet this committee will find that GSF should be held responsible for any wrongdoings committed by the troops.

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:06 AM

    A waste of time and energy.Nothing will come of it

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:13 AM

    Only the GOSL knows what lessons were learnt.
    ASK THE VANNI TAMIL PEOPLE, THEY WILL GIVE MORE INFORMATION

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:16 AM

    Truth and reconciliation will be the only thing that will NOT come from this process. This is simply another exercise to pull wool over the eyes of the international community at the taxpayers expense.

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:17 AM

    What about those criminal and murder cases dragging for years without judgment???????????????????

    Friday, 18 June 2010 07:21 AM

    Pieter Keuneman, the late CP Gen. Secretary has once said that Commisions are like going to toilet. First, there is an urge, then a loud noise and then the droppings! Same here guys.


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