COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Government officials on Tuesday (July 31st) briefed diplomats on actions the country is taking to implement recommendations made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), local media reported.
Minister of External Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga discussed "results already achieved and the planned trajectory for co-ordination and implementation in the future," The Colombo Page reported, citing a government statement.
Priorities, institutional responsibilities, key performance indicators and time frames were all laid out to the diplomatic community, the statement said.
The report by the presidentially-appointed LLRC recommends a political solution to the ethnic conflict that fueled a decades-long war with Tamil Tiger extremists in which 100,000 people perished, according to UN estimates.
The UN has called on Sri Lanka to accelerate implementation of the LLRC recommendations and to ensure accountability for alleged human rights violations during the final stages of the civil war. Sri Lanka's human rights record will be subject to review at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in November.
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