The government has made a good start to implementing the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). Within the next two months, the process of implementing the LLRC recommendations will get fully underway,” External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said.
The government will not present the LLRC report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as it was a report commissioned by the President to investigate internal issues. Prof Peiris said at yesterday’s joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart Dr. Marty Natalegawa.
He said that the government’s stance on the Darusman report has been clear and consistent and the domestic mechanism of the LLRC was set up to address the internal issue.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Natalegawa said that Indonesia has a particularly close relationship with Sri Lanka as exemplified by President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Indonesia in 2011, to address the Bali Democracy Forum. Sri Lanka's historical ties with Indonesia dates back to the 1950's when the leaders of the two countries became the architects of the Non Aligned Movement.