Sri Lanka govt probe seen failing to win confidence of Tamils

Jan 16, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s main minority Tamil political party has rejected a government investigation into the ethnic war, saying it lacked credibility and even its interim recommendations a year ago were not implemented.

The commission also recommended that people who are discharged be given a certificate to prevent being re-arrested but even that recommendation had not been implemented either, the TNA said.

“The failure of the government to implement these modest interim recommendations is telling evidence of the government’s unwillingness to take minimal steps to restore a semblance of normalcy in the North and East.

“Such blatant disregard for the LLRC’s interim recommendations, made more than a year ago, establishes an important indicator as to the fate that awaits the LLRC’s final recommendations,” the TNA said.

“Hence, failure to implement these modest interim recommendations signals, if not confirms, the government’s lack of commitment to implement the Commission’s final recommendations.”

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which said it represents the worst affected victims of the war, declared it maintains genuine reconciliation in Sri Lanka depends on a credible accountability p