August 02, 2012 (LBO) – The United States Thursday welcomed the release of Sri Lanka’s National Action Plan on the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) proposals saying its full implementation will help achieve reconciliation and long term peace. The post war commission appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen as a home grown mechanism that suggested measures for accountability and reconciliation in the aftermath of a three decade conflict with the separatist Tamil Tigers.
“The United States welcomes the release of the National Action Plan by the Government of Sri Lanka,” the US embassy releasing a statement said.
“We have long encouraged the full implementation of the recommendations outlined by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission,”
“We believe that full implementation of the National Action Plan will benefit all citizens of Sri Lanka by furthering long-term reconciliation and lasting peace,” it said.
Sri Lanka Tuesday briefed diplomats on the implementation of the commission recommendations ahead of a key UN human rights review starting in October this year.
“The detailed matrix, including priorities, the institutions entrusted with responsibility, key performance indicators and time frames, was ex