The government has allocated Rs 18 million for the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).
The LLRC is currently in operation and is in the process of gathering evidence to prepare a report on the ethnic issue and how to overcome such situations in future. The Commission is to submit its report by May 15, 2011.
The government has told parliament that while Rs. 18 million is allocated to the LLRC, further allocations will be made if the necessity arises.
Meanwhile, Chief Government Whip, Minister Dinesh Gunawardane has said that the time provided for the Commission to conclude its work could be extended if needed.
Gunawardane had made this comments in response to a question posed by UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake.