As Ms. Navaneetham Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights noted in her report to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014, the problem in Sri Lanka is one of lack of political will to end impunity. Despite knowing this acutely for many years now, I personally appeared before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and gave evidence. The Government has not acted seriously on any of the issues on which the Tamil people including myself gave evidence. Given this experience I find it impossible to draw myself to appear before your commission
“Many are of the opinion that, if a TRC is being established in Sri Lanka, it needs to be contextualized according to the country specific requirements and should demonstrate transparency. However, some believe that the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) is a similar approach made by GoSL even though most of the recommendations are yet to be implemented.
We cannot blindly take what is done in South Africa
-Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Director of Center for Policy Alternatives
There are a number of issues associated with regard to implementing a Truth and Reconciliation Committee in Sri Lanka. We need to look into the context in which it has been implemented in South Africa…”
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