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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)

  Comments - 7

  • Paul Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:26 AM


    freelanced Thursday, 22 December 2011 06:19 AM

    This is a result of a productive meeting with the Canadian PM on the sidelines of the recent NAM summit.

    rohan Thursday, 22 December 2011 04:24 PM

    Mind your own business

    Waran Vaithilingam. Thursday, 22 December 2011 07:25 AM

    Implement what? When? Oh . Canada.

    lankanvoice Wednesday, 21 December 2011 03:04 PM

    All you shout for this but, no one from government listens for it! what can you do?

    nizam Wednesday, 21 December 2011 03:47 PM

    It is a sugar coated bitter pill..Now you are tasting the sugar and soon will realise the reality

    Nodrog Thursday, 22 December 2011 09:28 AM

    everyone is an expert on what has to be done in SL...are they qualified to comment on or judge us?

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