Panel suggests measures to ease life of Lankan IDPs
Colombo: A government formed commission
has recommended immediate administrative measures to ease the
lives of resettled Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and all
people living in the former conflict ridden areas of Sri
The members of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation
Commission (LLRC) who met Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa here
last evening brought the measures that require only changes in
administrative practises to president`s attention.
Among the immediate measures suggested are ensuring
facilities to members of the public to use their own language.
The is is to be done in official transactions with
government departments, especially the ability to make
statements to the police in one`s own language among many
The need for administrative changes to enable these
measures are based on the issues identified by the LLRC from
evidence gathered so far. This was when citizens in the former
conflict ridden areas attended to the hearings when the
Commission held sittings in some of those areas.
The recommendations are also based on the evidence
placed before it by other individuals and organisations keen
to see an early return to normalcy in these areas, with
effective action towards reconciliation, the presidential
secretariat said in a statement.
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