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Reconciliation Commission sits again in Jaffna

Nov 13, 2010 3:52:09 AM - itnnews.lk

The Reconciliation Commission has held a session in Jaffna to give an ear to views of the Northern polity to rebuild the future.

The Commission held sittings from Thursday to Monday in the Jaffna Peninsula and gathered the views of individuals and organizations in the area. The aim of the Commission is to understand the prevailing situation in those areas and seek views of groups of people who were under the direct influence of terrorism. The President appointed the Commission to study the lessons learnt from terrorism and to present proposals for future reconciliation. The term of the Commission has been extended by several months following the high response it is receiving from the people and organizations. The aim of the Commission is to craft proposals for a broader national consensus.

The Commission which is headed by the former Attorney General C.R. de Silva comprises intellectuals representing the Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities.