Cabinet nod for special presidential task force on reconciliation

Saturday, 7 February 2015 01:02 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Cabinet has approved the creation of a special presidential task force on reconciliation as per a Cabinet paper presented by President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing a Cabinet press briefing at the auditorium of the Government Information Department yesterday, Cabinet Spokesman and Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the President has decided to appoint a special task force to cater to the need to build a united and integrated nation, while healing the wounds of mistrust and social and cultural stress generated from extended conflicts and violence between different communities in Sri Lanka. The task force will comprise seven members appointed by the President. The objectives of the presidential task force will be to identify the immediate problems that need to be solved, recommend solutions in order to achieve reconciliation, make recommendations to alleviate the hardships caused to citizens as a result of the conflict, study and make recommendations with regard to people under detention as a result of the conflict and study and make recommendations regarding all other matters relating to rebuilding harmony and effective reconciliation.