About: The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
(December 16, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) It has become necessary to reflect on the conflict phase and the sufferings the country has gone through as a whole and learn from this recent history lessons that would ensure that there will be no recurrence of any internecine conflict in the future and assure an era of peace, harmony and prosperity for the people.
To inquire and report on the following matters that may have taken place during the period between 21st February, 2002 and 19th May, 2009, namely ;
The facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement operationalized on 21st February, 2002 and the sequence of events that followed thereafter up to the 19th of May, 2009.
Whether any person, group or institution directly or indirectly bear responsibility in this regard;
The lessons we would learn from those events and their attendant concern, in order to ensure that there will be no recurrence;
The methodology whereby restitution to any person affected by those events or their dependants or their heirs, can be affected;
The institutional administrative and legislative measured which need to be taken in order or prevent any recurrence of such concerns in the future, and to promote further national unity and the reconciliation among all communities, and to make any such other recommendations with reference to any of the matters that have been inquired into under the terms of the Warrant.
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