UK finds gaps in LLRC report

The British government has noted that there are some gaps in the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which was presented to parliament in December.

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin, in a video posting on the High Commission website, said that the LLRC left a number of questions unanswered.

British Minister Alastair Burt has already made a statement in the British Parliament about the LLRC report, Rankin noted adding that the British government still feels an independent and impartial investigations is required in Sri Lanka.

He said that the report did recognize that there were a significant number of civilian casualties during the war in Sri Lanka.

He also noted that the report mentions that in a number of specific cases further investigations are required.

The high Commission says the real test will now be on implementing the recommendations of the report.