Last month LLRC
submitted a proposal to BEIS which would see a panel of scientists established to consider whether the public health risks of radiation were being adequately assessed.
We will certainly reach our target but it's a process", not only had Mr Rajapkasa maintained a similar stand, but he had already begun the process by first appointing the Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC
) just one year after the end of the war, and then appointing a Commission to enquire into missing persons and widening it to enquire into whether any violations of human rights had occurred during the last stages of the war.
Colombo-based advocacy NGO Centre for Policy Alternatives(CPA) has accused Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government of selectively carrying out LLRC
recommendations in the National Plan of Action (NPA), approved in July 2012.
He added that the government had in fact begun to implement some of the LLRC
Japan further stated: "The LLRC
is yet to fully address accountability for events that took place in the final phase of the conflict, including the allegations and recommendations outlined by the UN Secretary-General's Panel of Experts.
Unfortunately, so many engines were shipping back out, your LLRC
sat in the yard for more than 60 days without being checked.
Doubts over the LLRC
's impartiality prompted major human rights groups to refuse to work with it.
Perera and the Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera taking into consideration the LLRC
recommendations, have proposed to express sympathy and cooperation with the war-affected in the country and to pledge that it will be dedicated in unity to prevent recurrence of such situations in the country in the future.
Despite credible allegations by both the UN Secretary-General's Panel of Experts and the government's own Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC
) of numerous wartime abuses by both sides, the government has undertaken no serious investigations or prosecutions.
In 2011, Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC
) report recommended the review of two existing HSZs in Palali and Sampoor, as well as small private land parcels currently utilized for security purposes with a view to releasing more land without compromising national security interests.
The Group of Eminent Persons has now been subsumed into a wider investigation, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC
), which was officially launched in Colombo on Wednesday amid concerns that it too will fail to fulfill its mandate.