A Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliations chaired by Charlie Jayawardene has been established under the directives of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The Task Force comprises Juwad Yousuf, Kandaiya Neelakandan, Professor Savithri Gunesekera, Dr. Ram Manikkamlingam, Riyenzie Arsekularatna and Priyanthi Fernando.
The objective of appointing the Task Force is to ensure trust, unity and the contribution of all to uplift the nation while healing the wounds of mistrust as well as social and cultural tension between different communities in Sri Lanka due to conflict and violence. One of the responsibilities of the Task Force would be to identify instant solutions to issues among ethnicities, and to resolve disputes faced by the people.
[Photo:A woman prays before Pope Francis arrives for a Jan. 14 visit to the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Madhu, Sri Lanka. (CNS photo/ Alessandra Tarantino, pool via Reuters)]