Sri Lankan opposition parties have expressed mixed views on the resolution passed against Sri Lanka in Geneva Human Rights Council on Thursday.
The main opposition, United National Party said that the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was appointed by the president and it was not something imported.
“It is a homemade solution to reconcile the divided nation, therefore there are no impediments before it to implement. But government failed to
do that”, said Secretary General of the UNP, Tissa Attanayake.
Take tangible actions to advance reconciliation
He said it is not too late to implement these recommendations if there is a will of the government.
Emphasises the need
The largest Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said that the resolution will encourage the government to safeguard human rights and take tangible action to advance genuine reconciliation.
Its leader, R Sampanthan said that TNA would co-operate fully to achieve this objective with the help of all communities in the country.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said it was at the end of the war that the government should have realised the need for a reconciliation process.
‘Resettle displace people and appoint a truth commission’
JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe said the government should immediately resettle all the displaced people in the north and appoint a truth commission.
He blamed the government for not implementing measures for genuine reconciliation.