“Exploring International and Domestic Modalities for Truth and Justice in Sri Lanka” by Bhavani Fonseka

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.

via: http://groundviews.org/2015/02/09/exploring-international-and-domestic-modalities-for-truth-and-justice-in-sri-lanka/