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SL war crimes panel to submit report by Nov 15

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 16:15

London: A Sri Lankan inquiry commission
probing the country`s civil war with LTTE between February
2002 and May 2009 is expected to submit its report to
President Mahinda Rajapaksa by November 15.

President Rajapaksa had appointed the Lessons and Reconciliation Commission in May last year to look into events of the war and lessons to be learnt.

The international community and rights watch groups have
questioned the credibility of the panel and its mechanism.

Though the Commonwealth has offered its good offices in
effecting a reconciliation between Tamils and Sri Lankan
government, Colombo is unlikely to accept the offer as it is
against any third party intervention in its internal affairs.

It was incorrectly reported last week that the commission
report might be presented to the Commonwealth Heads of
Government Meeting in Perth, Australia for three days from
October 28.

The comment was erroneously attributed to Amitav Banerji,
Director of Political Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.


First Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 16:15

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