I appreciate the difficult process the Sri Lankan government has undertaken, that they had to go through, fighting against terrorism. But in the course of the final few months of the military operations, it was also seen that unfortunately, tens of thousands of people were killed and human rights have been seriously violated.
I have been urging president Rajapakse and his government to address this issue for sustainable social and political path. Accountability should be taken.
I have established a panel of experts and Sri Lankan government, upon strong urging from the international community has instituted their own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. They made good recommendations.
It’s important for President Rajapakse to implement the recommendations of the LLRC as well as my panel of experts. Now, that president Rajapaksehas been re-elected he has a strong political mandate. This accountability system has to be fully restored as soon as possible.