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TNA: Govt. Misinforming The International Community

Sep 14, 2011 9:23:34 PM - thesundayleader.lk

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the government has been engaged in a constant flow of misinformation to the international community.

The TNA issuing a statement notes that the experience of the Tamil people in the country did not support the claim made by the head of the government delegation at the UN Human Rights Council Sessions inGeneva, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe that the government’s approach to reconciliation has been predicated on building trust and amity between communities.

TNA Leader, R. Sampanthan has stated that despite the government’s claims that it is looking to the speedy implementation of the recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), none of the recommendations have yet been met even after the lapse of a year since they were made.

“The failure of the government to implement even the modest interim recommendations of its own domestic mechanism highlights the importance of a genuine, credible and independent mechanism to advance accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka,” the TNA states.

According to the TNA, President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vision for Sri Lanka as ‘a society of peace, pluralism and equality’ can only be based on acknowledgment of the truth and securing justice to victims of atrocities committed by both parties in the armed conflict.