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Sri Lanka War Report of the Commission is not up to the UN panel - Navi Pillay

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2, Geneva: The Lessons Learned Report and Reconciliation (LLRC), internal investigative body of Sri Lankan war, according to a UN official, it is up to the standards of the Panel appointed by UN Secretary General three-decade long conflict probe bloody Sri Lanka with Tamil Tiger rebels.

Delivering opening remarks at the 19th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanetham Pillay, said the report LLRC "falls short", but makes important recommendations.

"While the report falls short of the process of global accountability recommended by Secretary-General's Panel of Experts, which makes important recommendations," Pillay welcomed the LLRC report published by the government of Sri Lanka in December 2011, he said.

Sri Lanka has questioned the credibility of the report of the Expert Panel of the United Nations, the government has termed as "Darusman Report.

President special envoy of Sri Lankan Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, to the Council on Monday said the UN report is based on closed hearings of the unidentified witnesses who have been foreseen 20 years immunity, while the report LLRC camera recorded the testimony of witnesses whose accounts are appointed substantive and verifiable.

The High Commissioner encourages the Government of Sri Lanka to cooperate with special procedures and its monitoring office LLRC report.

"I also hope that the Council will discuss these important reports," he said.

The Council, supported by several Member States, including the U.S., is expected to bring a resolution to petition the government of Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations without delay LLRC and address issues of accountability.

Noting that Sri Lanka has adopted "clear and definite" steps to implement the recommendations of the internal process, just two months after the LLRC report was published, the Minister has said that government will continue to address the recommended actions in a comprehensive "systematic and comprehensive" form.
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