(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 13, 2012
On Sri Lankan Tamils Issue
The Polit Bureau of the
Communist Party of
The Sri Lankan government had constituted a Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to go into the matter. The recommendations submitted by the commission five months ago have still not been implemented by the Sri Lankan government.
The Indian government should take the stand in the UN Human Rights Council that the Sri Lankan government should take up the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC without any further delay. These include the necessity for a credible investigation into the allegations of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and a political settlement involving the devolution of powers to the provinces.
Given the growing evidence of killings of civilians and serious human rights violations, it is necessary to have a credible and independent investigation into these charges. All those responsible should be held accountable and brought to book.