TNA unable to comment on Action Plan
July 27, 2012
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it had no information about the National Action Plan to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The action plan is to be presented at the Universal Periodic Review in October.

TNA Leader R. Sampathan said they were under the impression that there were several other matters that needed to be resolved before implementing the LLRC recommendations.

I am unable to make any comments regarding the recommendations that have been approved by the government as I dont have any information about what they are, Mr. Sampathan said.

The LLRC was set up by the President to look into the reasons that led to the breakdown in the 2002 ceasefire between the then government and the LTTE and about what happened during the last stages of the war, which ended in May 2009. The LLRC report and the recommendations were tabled in parliament last year. The Tamil political parties were highly critical of the report alleging that it had not adequately addressed accountability issues and that the members of the LLRC were not well versed in international human rights law. The panel itself was criticised by international human rights groups who described it as a ploy by the Sri Lankan Government to prevent an international investigation into alleged war crimes during the final stages of the war.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka