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IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASES
 Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

Online Submission for Design of Reconciliation Mechanisms Now Live

The Consultations Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, appointed by the Prime Minister, has opened online submissions in order to seek the views of stakeholders, experts and the general public on the design of the reconciliation mechanisms.

The reconciliation mechanisms planned by the Government of Sri Lanka include an Office of Missing Persons; a Truth, Reconciliation, Justice and Non-Recurrence Commission, an accountability mechanism and an Office of Reparations.

The online submission questionnaire is now live on the tri-lingual website of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms, www.scrm.gov.lk “. In additional to the online submissions process, face-to-face consultations will take place in all districts of the Island via town-hall meetings, focus group discussions and structured interviews.

Media Release issued  by the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms on the Appointment of the Secretary-General to the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms.

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Latest News

Will have Sri Lanka’s back, assures US 

Sri Lanka has taken swift strides in the aftermath of the conflict and the US would be there with Sri Lanka and have its back when taking such steps since it is not an easy task, US Permanent Representative to the UN Samantha Power assured on Thursday.

Addressing a US-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council Meeting in Washington, US she said that she had traveled to many places going through transition and change, many of which have gone through conflict.

“Each conflict is different from the other. Conflicts also have left deep scars in nations, as it has in Sri Lanka. I can say I have never seen a country take such swift strides in so little time. I think it’s extremely important that when a country takes such steps that the United States be there with you and have your back because it’s certainly not easy,” she said.

 

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Government allocates land for a permanent Secretariat of the Colombo Plan

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The Colombo Plan, the only inter-governmental organization located in Sri Lanka has received a plot of land to construct its permanent Secretariat in Colombo as approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in 2014.

Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara confirmed the land allocation for the Colombo Plan Secretariat to its Secretary General Mr. Kinley Dorji at a meeting at the Ministry, today 28 April 2016. Representatives from the Department of External Resources and Urban Development attended the occasion.

The Colombo Plan was established in 1951 by 07 countries including Sri Lanka which has expanded to 27 member countries. 

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Two UN Special Rapporteurs to undertake a Joint Visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016

The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez, will undertake a joint visit to Sri Lanka from 29 April to 7 May 2016, at the invitation of the Government.

While the previous UN Special Rapporteur on torture visited Sri Lanka in 2010, this will be the first visit to Sri Lanka by a Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers.  

 

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Statement to Media by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera after bilateral
meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Colombo, 25 April 2016

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It has been an honour and a privilege to welcome Sweden’s Foreign Minister, the Hon. Margot Wallström, to Sri Lanka this morning. This visit follows-on from the meeting we had in Geneva just over a year ago and President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickresinghe’s meetings with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the Boao Forum and World Economic Forum respectively.

 

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