Commentary on the National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

22nd August 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has produced a commentary on the National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) that welcomes the initiative by the Government to move forward on the LLRC, while pointing out gaps and problems which need to be rectified.

With the formulation of the National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the LLRC (Action Plan), the Government has set out its plans for implementing some of the findings of the LLRC. The commentary examines the issues covered and the activities and processes identified in the Action Plan, and raises questions and concerns that need to be addressed if there is to be meaningful implementation of the LLRC recommendations. The commentary is accompanied by a detailed table looking at each of the recommendations that are meant to be acted upon under the Action Plan.

CPA has followed the LLRC process, made statements on the process and the Final Report, and proposed ways forward for implementing key recommendations of the LLRC. CPA continues in its endeavour to increase public debate and understanding of the LLRC findings and implications and to provide constructive criticism and suggestions, while continuing to engage in research and advocacy on wider processes relevant to justice, accountability, peace and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka.

Read and download the commentary from here.

CPA has also produced a detailed table that examines each of the issues covered in the National Plan of Action to Implement the Recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (Action Plan) providing a summary of the proposed actions, responsible agencies, indicators, timeframes as well as our own comments, concerns and questions.

Read and download the complete table from here.

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.