The ‘Declaration of Peace’ by the Government of Sri Lanka at the 67th Independence Day Celebrations held on 4th February 2015 is a notable shift in its recognition of the past and the need for healing and unity. The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) made a similar recommendation, as did the United Nations Secretary General’s Panel of Experts (PoE). Recognizing the past is the first in a process needed to address past violations, provide answers regarding missing persons, initiate independent mechanisms to hold alleged perpetrators to account and end the culture of impunity.
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DM (2015, 20 février). “Exploring International and Domestic Modalities for Truth and Justice in Sri Lanka” by Bhavani Fonseka. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 23 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8o8