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Sri Lanka launches website on the action plan for implementing LLRC recommendations

2013 Jul 07

The Sri Lankan government Friday launched the official website of the National Action Plan for the Implementation of Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations.

The website will provide updated information relating to the progress of implementing the recommendations of the LLRC.

Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers last year approved the National Action Plan which has named implementation of recommendations according to activity, key responsible agency, key performance indicator and a timeframe for each task.

Speaking at the launch, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga who is the competent authority to implement the LLRC recommendations said a dedicated website for the progress made in implementing LLRC recommendations is urgently needed.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed the eight-member LLRC to report on the lessons to be learnt from the events during the period, Feb 2002 to May 2009 and recommend measures to ensure that those events will not be repeated in the future.

The LLRC recommended 135 measures and a task force appointed to oversee the implementation of the recommendations selected 33 recommendations to be implemented at the national level. However the government Thursday decided to add 53 more recommendations to the National Action Plan.

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