Amnesty International has rejected in coming before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission said it is not bound to respond to them.
Amnesty International in a report has said that the operations of the Presidential Commission which was looking into reconciliation through Lessons Learnt are problematic.
Responding to this statement, the LLRC said invitations extended to Amnesty International to come before the Commission since the launch of its work were not accepted. As such the Commission had no need to respond to baseless views expressed by such a Watchdog. It is the credibility of Amnesty International that is harmed by making baseless and unwarranted statements without contributing to the operations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.
LLRC Spokesman Lakshman Wickremasinghe said that the professionalism of the Watchdog is being belittled through such statements. He pointed out that they were engaged in the process of drafting the final report of the Commission based on its basic aims.