Pursuing ‘genuine’ reconciliation: India to Lanka

New Delhi has emphasised to Colombo the importance of a "genuine" reconciliation process to address grievances of the Tamil community.

New Delhi: Ahead of the discussion on US- sponsored resolution in the UN against Sri Lanka for alleged war crimes, New Delhi has emphasised to Colombo the importance of a "genuine" reconciliation process to address grievances of the Tamil community through various constructive measures.
"The issue of human rights allegations against Sri Lanka is yet to come up for formal discussion at the 19th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

Government has however, emphasised to the Sri Lankan government the
importance..., to heal the wounds of the conflict and to foster a process of lasting peace and reconciliation...," Minister of State for External Affairs Praneet Kaur said.

Replying to a written question in Lok Sabha, she said government has also called upon Sri Lanka to ensure that an independent and credible mechanism is put in place to investigate in a time-bound manner allegations of human rights violations brought out by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) set up by their government.

India has already expressed its inclination to vote in favour of the resolution.

PTI

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