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LLRC:AN INEVITABLE REMINDER OF APRC

Whatever the wordings in the title of the Commission may be, the real motive of the government behind the appointment of it is somewhat...

LLRC Report: The Rock And The Hard Place

The government has a problem acknowledging reality, but so do its critics. The war was not all good and the Rajapaksas are not all...

LLRC criticisms escalate as Colombo threatens legal action

Questioning the need for "a seven-man presidential Commission costing millions of rupees for platitudinous recommendations that the government will ignore," Prof. Kumar David,...

Russia hails LLRC Report

The Russian Government on December 22, said that the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) will help accelerate the national reconciliation...

India Welcomes Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission of Sri Lanka and Urges Implementation of Recommendations

This is the text of an official communique released by the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA), India on December 25 th2011- In response to a...

Hope Lanka acts decisively on devolution of Power

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Global Tamil Forum Statement on LLRC Report

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the long delayed publication of the ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ (LLRC) report. Its findings only serve to emphasise...

LLRC has failed totally on the most crucial issue of accountability – Sumanthiran

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LLRC was born to deflect international criticism and forestall a UN inquiry

Tisaranee Gunasekara“… From the very beginning there was a very clear military plan and in parallel…a plan for humanitarian assistance”  Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Testimony before...

LLRC & Killing fields ,Editorial LB

For those who are now debating the pros and cons of the LLRC Report, anything including obscenely frenzied prevarication seem to pass muster. For...

LLRC’s New Year gift for Lanka , editoral, ST

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report that was made public last week has attracted mixed reactions, both domestically and internationally. Predictably, global...

Minister & EPDP leader Douglas to take LLRC to court

The EPDP Leader and the government strongman in Jaffna, Minister Douglas Devananda says that he would go to courts against the Lessons Learnt and...

Legal Action Against Groups Criticising LLRC

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LLRC: Some report: Internatioanl responses

The United Nations' spokesman in a note sent out to UN-based correspondents said, "The United Nations will be studying the report closely. The Secretary-General...

LLRC Report: President meets editors

If it came to parliament more than a month after the Commission led by President's Counsel and former Attorney General, C.R. de Silva, handed...

LLRC report:: Western powers, Roadmap and Internatioan groups

 Sunday Times Political Editor  Western powers murmur but Sri Lanka yet to come up with roadmap for reconciliation and good governance Positive features in LLRC...

LLRC report fails to address war crimes committed during the last stages of the civil war in 2009

The final report published by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) of Sri Lanka established by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in May 2010 largely...

MRG calls for independent international mechanism to deal with issue of accountability in Sri Lanka

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) welcomes some recommendations made by the Sri Lankan government’s ‘Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission’ (LLRC), but condemns its failure...

Govt must make start by acting on LLRC’s recommendations – The Hindu

The much-awaited report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, tabled in Parliament recently, has established a key fact — that there were...

The LLRC, Accountability and Reconciliation Issues

NOTEBOOK OF A NOBODY/Shanie The final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission was unexpectedly released on Friday last week, after a lot of...

Truth and reconciliation commission needed to go deeply into entire tragedy of war

National Peace Council/ Media ReleaseThe final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has drawn a mixed reaction....

As Sri Lanka Threatens Critics of LLRC, Ban Awaits Cheat Sheets of DPA, HRC

Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, December 23 - One week ago about Sri Lanka, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon "noted that...

EROS will stand by Government on LLRC report

Nesan Shankar Raji- Senior leader and spokespersonThe Eelam Revolutionary Organisation (EROS) wishes to thank His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa for expediting and releasing the...

BTF calls on UK to push for an international investigation into SL

The British Tamils Forum has called upon the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to instigate an international diplomatic initiative to set up an...

‘There is much of value in the LLRC report that the international community should pay attention to and can learn from’ – I.C.G.

 The International Crisis Group welcomes the public release of the report of Sri Lanka’s “Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission” (LLRC), presented to the Sri...
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