Technical team sent to South Africa to study TRC process

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A technical team has been sent to South Africa to study the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) process established after the abolition of apartheid, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament yesterday.

However he said while there are many ideas Sri Lanka can take from South Africa, the final solution will be one which will address the needs of Sri Lanka. The Minister also said that the Government is committed to address the issue on missing persons and will setup an office on missing persons.

He however said the Government has no intention of creating mechanisms simply to satisfy the international community or meet any deadlines.

The Minister said the Government is not meeting its commitments to its people to appease the international community but since it believes the country can move forward only by addressing the past. (Colombo Gazette)