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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 5.33 GMT
LLRC hearings in Weli Oya


The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) visited Weli Oya Saturday (Jan 29) to hear the villagers' accounts when the village was under LTTE threats.

Giving evidence before the commission, religious clergy including Buddhist monks and civilians of Weli-Oya villages recounted their terrible ordeals and enormous hardships they encountered due to LTTE terrorist activities.

The Commission will wrap up its hearings in Weli Oya today and plans to gather views from the people in terrorism affected villages of Palliyagodella, and Welikanda in the Polonnaruwa district.

The final report of the Commission is due to be presented to the President in May.

Meanwhile, on recommendation by the LLRC a special committee was appointed in January this year to study the cases of detained LTTE suspects and expedite legal actions where necessary.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the four-member committee to study the cases of detained LTTE suspects and recommend suitable action to expedite the cases against them.

The committee is headed by Deputy Solicitor General Shavindra Fernando and includes Senior State Counsel P. Kumararatnam, Chethiya Goonesekera and Dinal Ratnayake.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the LLRC to report on lessons to be learnt from the events in the period, February 2002 to May 2009.






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