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Reconciliation Commission to entertain evidence

Aug 7, 2010 4:35:37 AM - itnnews.lk

The Commission appointed by the President for peace and reconciliation is geared up to hear the evidence.

The Commission will be meeting at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations in Colombo for the first time on Wednesday. The President appointed the Commission to make recommendations to foster peace and reconciliation and prevent the occurrence of such situations in the future after studying the lessons learnt by the nation. Opportunity has been provided for the people to present their experiences and evidence before the commission.

The Commission is envisaged to meet on six occasions in Colombo and twice in Vavuniya. It consists of eight intellectuals representing all communities. It is chaired by former Attorney General C.R. de Silva.