Sri Lanka briefs diplomats on LLRC action plan

July 31, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka Tuesday briefed diplomats on the implementation of recommendations of a post war commission that looked into the root causes of the island’s ethnic conflict, ahead of a key UN human rights review later this year.

External Affairs minister G.L. Peiris and secretary to the president Lalith Weeratunga has met Colombo’s diplomatic community for a ‘comprehensive briefing’ on the work carried out to implement the proposals of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), the ministry of external affairs releasing a statement said.

Sri Lanka’s LLRC has come up with a number of proposals to increase the liberties of all citizens, justice and rule of law, some of which may involve deep rooted changes to the structure of the state.

Weeratunga told reporters last Thursday that some of the complex recommendations like land and police powers needed a political consideration but there were many other recommendations that could be easily implemented.

Sri Lanka’s national action plan headed by Weeratunga will monitor key measures taken under international humanitarian law issues, human rights, land return and resettlement and restitution and compensatory relief.

The action plan approved by th