The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York organized a discussion on February 08, on the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) for interested States and organizations, states the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nation in New York.
There was a full house, consisting not only of diplomats but also of NGO representatives. They had previously hosted a discussion on the UN Secretary-Generalís Panel report.
After Ambassador Paul Segar had introduced the speakers, the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona outlined the key features and recommendations of the final report of the LLRC. In particular, he highlighted its recommendations and the commitment of the Government, as expressed in Parliament, to implement these recommendations.
He stated that several measures have already been taken towards implementing these recommendations, despite the time and resource constraints faced by the country.
In May 2010, President Rajapaksa appointed the eight-member Commission to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events in the period, Feb 2002 to May 2009, their attendant concerns and to recommend measures to ensure that there will be no recurrence of such a situation.
Following is the link to the full text of the comments made by Dr. Kohona: