Lessons Learnt

July 04, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka should implement several key measures contained in a report by a commission which studied lessons to be learnt from a recent civil war, some of which can be done without delay, a civil organization of professionals has said. Sri Lanka’s Organization of Professional Association, a civil society organization said a report by Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) had come up with many good recommendations to promote good governance and ethnic reconciliation.

“The LLRC also had time to examine and deliberate on the issues that they took up for their consideration and therefore we could accept them as adequately studied proposals that would address may of the issues that have been highlighted,” the OPA said in a statement.

The LLRC was set up after the end of a 30-year war between Tamil separatists and the Sri Lankan state. However there had also been two armed uprisings by mainly enthic Sinhalese militants, since the island gained self-determination from British rule.

Though some measures may need deliberation, the OPA said others could be implemented immediately.

“The OPA considers that the implementation of the first group of recommendations could be initiated without delay,” the civil society