Aug 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday briefed the diplomatic community on the Action Plan formulated to implement the recommendations made by the Lesson Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) ahead of the UN human rights review in November this year.
The first Tamil asylum seeker to be deported from Australia since the end of Sri Lanka’s 27-year civil conflict has recanted all claims of torture and mistreatment by Sri Lankan authorities in a government press conference held less than 24 hours after arriving back in Colombo.
Sri Lankan boat refugees move to Australia:
Apart from crime stories, boat people, who risk their lives on a deadly journey to Australia have ‘decorated’ the front pages of most of the local newspapers as well as Australian newspapers.
Some 20 hardcore LTTE cadres who are alleged to have committed war crimes will be prosecuted within the next six months under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and Emergency Regulations, thus bringing to a closure the uncertainty over the fate of the detainees.