The Canadian government has commended the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) for its final report and urged the Sri Lankan government to implement its recommendations.
But Canada also opined that the report does not “adequately address” the allegations of human rights violations relating to the final stages of the war.
“The final report of the LLRC released on December 16 is a potentially important contribution to Sri Lanka’s much-needed political reconciliation. The Commission can be commended for making substantive recommendations in many sensitive and far-reaching areas,” Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bruce Levy told the Daily Mirror.
”At the same time, however, our initial reading of the report supports the view that the serious allegations of intentional wrong-doing on the part of some elements of Sri Lanka’s military have yet to be adequately addressed,” High Commissioner Levy said.
“We encourage the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure expeditious action in response to the report. Canada will also continue to press the Government of Sri Lanka to address the critical issue of accountability, the resolution of which will be a crucial building block in Sri Lanka’s long-term stability,” he added. (Ayesha Zuhair)