EU hopes LLRC report contributes to reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Dec 17, Brussels: The European Union has expressed hope that the report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation released to public on Friday will contribute to the process of reconciliation in the island nation.

Issuing a statement Friday, the spokesperson of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission EU, High Representative Catherine Ashton has noted the presentation of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission report to the Sri Lankan Parliament.

“A detailed and careful study of the measures proposed to implement the recommendations in the report is needed, including on the issue of accountability,” the statement emphasized.

“We continue to encourage the Government of Sri Lanka to engage with the UN Secretary General and relevant UN bodies on these matters,” the brief statement concluded.

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