Presidential Commission appointed to probe human rights allegations

AN | Published: 10:58 AM Jan 18 2021
Local Presidential Commission appointed to probe human rights allegations

The Government has decided to appoint a Presidential Commission to look into allegations of human rights abuses ahead of the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council session.

The Commission will be appointed by the President within the next two months under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court Judge, the Ministry of External Affairs announced.

The new Presidential Commission is set to re-examine the Darusman Report, as well as the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report. Moreover, the new commission will also study the report of the Paranagama Commission appointed to look into missing persons. 

The Ministry of External Affairs added that a comprehensive report will be submitted to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa thereafter.

AN | Published: 10:58 AM Jan 18 2021

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