Task Force on reconciliation mechanism extends deadline for submissions

Submissions can be made by individuals, groups and organizations, in Sinhala, Tamil or English. These submissions will be used in the compilation of a report, which will be submitted to the Government and made public.The Task Force said that while the deadline for submissions has been extended to 24th June, 2016 early submission, however, is encouraged. The Task Force invites submissions from the public on the design of structures, processes and measures to seek truth and justice, ensure accountability and offer redress. The Government has indicated that it is considering an Office of Missing Persons, a Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence Commission, a Judicial Mechanism with a Special Counsel and an Office of Reparations as part of the reconciliation mechanism. The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms has extended the deadline for submissions till 24th June, the Task Force said in a statement today. The earlier deadline was May 1.The Task Force was appointed by the Prime Minister on the 26th of January 2016 to consult members of the public on the processes and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka to seek truth and justice, ensure accountability for human rights violations and provide measures for redress. All submissions can be made via email to “ctf.srilanka@gmail.com”, and also by registered post to “Dr.Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Secretary, Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, C/O SCRM, Republic Building, No: 01, Sir Baron Jeyatilaka MW, Colombo- 01”. (Colombo Gazette)

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