Sri Lanka's Slow LLRC Implementation

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was a commission of inquiry mandated to investigate the facts and circumstances which led to the bloody civil war in Sri Lanka. After an 18-month inquiry, the commission submitted its report to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa almost three years ago, on 15 November 2011. The Sri Lankan citizen journalism website Groundviews recently posted an infographic released by Center For Policy Alternatives, a think tank, showing the slow progress of implementing the LLRC's recommendations.


It is noteworthy how Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe in March 2013 claimed that 99% of the LLRC Action Plan had been implemented, with President Rajapaksa claiming in May 2014 that only 30% had been implemented. These discrepancies highlight the lack of clarity across the GoSL [Government of Sri Lanka] on reconciliation efforts.


  • yakshadeva

    absolute trash. Srilanka minorities are not segregated , they inter marry . Tamils are equals .not like in the US where blacks get killed by cops everyday and 1/16 th of the population in jails,mostly blacks and Hispanics.
    They want to install a puppet in charge of Srilanka using all kind of pretext.
    UN has been an agency of the Predator nations.

  • JayN

    They are just con artists!

    Deception is their full-time occupation!

  • JayN

    Successive Sri-Lankan governments have not even implemented the limited devolution proposed in the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987!

    Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) was a whitewash!

    The regime has failed to deliver on the key LLRC recommendations:

    It has done no credible investigations into allegations of war crimes, disappearances
    or other serious human rights violations;

    Instead of establishing independent institutions for oversight and investigation,
    it has removed the last remnants of judicial independence through the impeachment of
    the chief justice;

    LLRC has been heavily criticised by international human rights groups, the UN Panel of Experts and others due its limited mandate, lack of independence and its
    failure to meet minimum international standards or offer protection to witnesses.

  • JayN

    Sri-Lanka has a long history of making broken promises and state-sponsored terrorism, as shown in the following reports by Amnesty International:

    Twenty Years of Make-believe.

    Assault on Dissent

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