The task force also recommended a countrywide response to disappearances, financial and symbolic reparations, a constitutional and political settlement, resolution of longstanding land disputes, and attention to psychosocial needs. This will include the government’s willingness to promptly implement the CTF report recommendations. The report recommendations also contain important confidence-building measures that the government could adopt immediately. “The Sri Lankan government took the bold step of agreeing to a multi-ethnic task force for broad consultations on transitional justice,” Adams said. “Now that the task force has listened to the country, it’s crucial that the government doesn’t drop its key recommendations.
Source:Sunday Times January 11, 2017 06:53 UTC