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Media reports – English – January 2012

LLRC Report vital in reconciliation process – Minister Wimal Weerawansa, Uditha Kumarasinghe, Sunday Observer, 1st January 2012

Sri Lanka nationalist party to closely watch how government implements LLRC recommendations, Colombo Page, 1st January 2012

Reconciliation – What is the big deal?, Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Groundviews, 1st January 2011

The LLRC Report: A Process Of Reconciliation Or Perpetuation Of A Dynastic Military Junta?, Surendra Ajit Rupasinghe, The Sunday Leader, 1st January 2011

Government Rejects Internal Criticism Over LLRC, Maryam Azwer, The Sunday Leader, 1st January 2012

Using the LLRC report as a consensus mechanism, Kishali Pinto Jayawardene, The Sunday Times, 1st January 2011

LLRC, TNA and the LTTE, Nalin de Silva, The Island, 3rd January 2012

Implement recommendations in LLRC report, Daily Mirror, 5th January 2012

Time the world took note of LLRC – Daily Pioneer, News Line, 5th January 2012

Tamils in Sri Lanka doubtful about latest LLRC report, J.S. Tissainayagam, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 5th January 2012

Can implement LLRC recommendations only according to road map: Keheliya, Daily Mirror, 6th January 2012

LLRC report affirms the need for an impartial enquiry into Lanka’s war crimes, Paul Newman, The Weekend Leader, 6th January 2012

LLRC presents a holistic narrative – Indian daily, Daily News, 6th January 2012

LLRC report welcomed by religious Heads, Waruna Padmasiri, Daily News, 6th January 2012

Shed negative attitude towards LLRC, Minister tells TNA, Sunday Observer, 8th January 2012

On those inconvenient ‘truths’ in the LLRC report, Kishali Pinto Jayawardene, The Sunday Times, 8th January 2012

LRRC report and pressures from Tamil civil society, Jehan Perera, The Island, 9th January 2012

LLRC recommendations to be implemented, Daily Mirror, 11th January 2012

The Final Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission: A Response, Groundviews, 11th January 2012

‘Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam would have wished for a united SL’, Waruna Padmasiri, Daily News, 11th January 2012

Canadian Parliamentary Delegation: LLRC report, guide to reconciliation, Chaminda Perera, Daily News, 12th January 2012

LLRC report provides constructive basis for reconciliation – LSSP, Daily News, 12th January 2012

LLRC report does not fully address HR accusations – Canada, Ada Derana, 12th January 2012

‘LLRC recommendations can contribute to the process of political reconciliation’-Canadian Foreign Minister, Transcurrents, 12th January 2012

‘LLRC implementation useful first step but independent mechanism to investigate allegations of grave abuses important’ – Alistair Burt, Transcurrents, 12th January 2012

UK wants G’ment to “move quickly to implement” LLRC recommendations, The Sunday Times, 12th January 2012

UK commends constructive suggestions by Sri Lanka’s war commission, disappointed on accountability issue, Colombo Page, 12th January 2012

British Govt. comments on LLRC report, Daily Mirror, 13th January 2012

British government responds: LLRC report, aid to reconciliation, Daily Mirror, 13th January 2012

LLRC, tool to ensure sustainable peace – CPSL, Daily News, 13th January 2012

TNA dismisses LLRC report and sets the agenda for talks, R.K. Radhakrishnan, The Hindu, 15th January 2012

TNA rejects LLRC report as failing to meet international standards of accountability and right of victims to truth, justice and reparations, Transcurrents, 15th January 2012

Executive Summary of the TNA’s analytical response to LLRC report (Part 1), The Island, 15th January 2012

Executive Summary of the TNA’s analytical response to LLRC report (Part 2), The Island, 16th January 2012

TNA dubs war commission report a failure, Daily News Analysis, 16th January 2012

Sri Lanka govt probe seen failing to win confidence of Tamils, Lanka Business Online, 16th January 2012

Sri Lanka ethnic Tamil party rejects war report, Times of India, 16th January 2012

TNA move upsets DPL community, Shamindra Ferdinando, The Island, 16th January 2012

India Urges Sri Lanka to Work on Reconciliation Efforts, Voice of America, 17th January 2012

India to Sri Lanka: Don’t miss reconciliation chance, Ranga Sirilal, Money Control, 17th January 2012

LLRC report, basis for reconciliation – Indian External Affairs Minister, Chaminda Perera, Daily News, 18th January 2012

India praises Sri Lanka’s reconciliation,, 18th January 2012

Sri Lanka is still under threat – warns Defence Secretary, Daily News, 18th January 2012

LLRC and demand for separate Tamil state, Ivor Samarasinghe, The Nation, 22nd January 2012

Examining Sri Lanka’s Diplomacy Machine, Gibson Bateman, Groundviews, 23rd January 2012

Reconciliation, Sri Lanka and the World, Rajiva Wijesinha, Daily News, 24th January 2012

Basic rights violated in Sri Lanka: Rights Group, The Sunday Leader, 25th January 2012

LLRC report silenced critics, enemies of peace – ministers, Waruna Padmasiri, Daily News, 25th January 2012

Government won’t present LLRC report to UNHCR, Daily Mirror, 26th January 2012

LLRC Report will not satisfy some whose minds are fixed on vilifying Sri Lanka, Ravinatha Ariyasinha, Transcurrents, 27th January 2012

Prevarication in Implementating LLRC Recommendations by Govt Reflects its Belief that These “Games” can Continue Without Inevitable Repercussions, Kishali Pinto Jayawardene, Transcurrents, 28th January 2012

The ‘whitewash’ of the LLRC recommendations, Kishali Pinto Jayawardene, The Sunday Times, 29th January 2012

LLRC Pussyfoots Around Iniya Bharathi- TNA, The Sunday Leader, 29th January 2012

US official on War Crimes to visit Sri Lanka – report, Colombo Page, 29th January 2012

Govt. To Brief Of Progress In HR And Reconciliation, Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema, The Sunday Leader, 29th January 2012

‘No LLRC report before UNHRC’, Waruna Padmasiri, Daily News, 30th January 2012

Government in the process of implementing LLRC recommendations, The Sunday Times, 30th January 2012

Formal dialogue needed at UN Human Rights Council to discuss both the LLRC and UN reports on Sri Lanka, Louise Arbour, DBS Jeyaraj, 30th January 2012

LLRC Report on Sri Lanka’s War: Pride, Prejudice and Paradise, J. Jeganaathan, Defence Professionals, 31st January 2012

Give SL time to carry out implementations, Daily Mirror, 31st January 2012

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