The statement issued by the NCC said “The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka calls on those who are in authority, and very specially the Government, to formulate a constructive position on the resolution adopted by the UNHCR in Geneva.
Such a position should be aimed at fostering national reconciliation of all people in Sri Lanka and move beyond mere emotional sentiments, and blaming nations or individuals”
”We reiterate our position that the LLRC recommendations provide a platform to address the critical issues confronted by the people of Sri Lanka and build a united harmonious nation. We call upon the Government to formulate a clear strategy for its implementation and ensure the participation of all our people including the civil, political and religious sectors strengthening the democratic space which alone will enable us to live with dignity, ensure our sovereignty and bring about peace and prosperity to our island”.
The statement was signed by Rev. Charles N. Jansz, Chairperson of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka/Moderator, Christian Reformed Churchm , Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel S. Thiagarajah, Bishop of Jaffna Diocese, Church of South India, Rev. Dr. A.W. Jebanesan, President, Methodist Church in Sri Lanka, Rt. Rev. D.R. Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo, Church of Ceylon Diocese of Colombo, Rt. Rev. Shantha Francis, Bishop of Kurunegala, Church of Ceylon Diocese of Kurunegala, Rev. Saman Perera, Moderator, Presbyterian Church, Rev. Priyantha Wijegoonawardene, President, Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya , Commissioner Malcolm Induruwage, Territorial Commander, The Salvation Army, Rev. W.P. Ebenezer Joseph, General Secretary, National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Student Christian Movement (SCM), Ceylon Bible Society, Christian Literature Society, Back To the Bible Broadcast.