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Last modified on: 9/13/2013 3:25:34 PM Sri Lanka says approach of each state to reconciliation must be context-specific

Sri Lanka says approach of each state to reconciliation must be context-specific

Sri Lanka has highlighted the need to adopt "a pragmatic, context specific approach in addressing issues of transitional justice" and noted that "the approach of each state to reconciliation must be context-specific, taking into account the particularities of each state and the aspirations of its people".

Intervening during an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on 'Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-recurrence' Mr. Pablo de Grieff, at the ongoing 24th Session of the Human Rights Council on Thursday (12 September 2013), Sri Lanka's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Manisha Gunasekera has observed, that "the Government of Sri Lanka has undertaken a harmonious and holistic approach to reconciliation, taking into consideration a range of cross-cutting issues. These actions initiated shortly after the ending of the terrorist conflict in May 2009, are presently being continued in the context of the National Plan of Action for the implementation of the recommendations of the LLRC, in a time bound manner.

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