PM wants secretariat on reconciliation to be strengthened

RanilThe cabinet has granted approval to strengthen the secretariat for coordinating reconciliation mechanisms following a proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The secretariat was established in late 2015 following a decision taken by the cabinet at the time to productively implement decisions, programmes and processes related to reconciliation.

The secretariat is vested with the task of planning and implementing the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka. It also coordinates and facilitates policy making and implementing agencies.

Cabinet has approved the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to provide necessary human resources and funds for the secretariat.

The secretariat for coordinating reconciliation mechanisms is headed by Mano Tittawella who serves as the Secretary General of the secretariat.

The Office of Missing Persons, Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Non-Recurrence Commission, Judicial Mechanism and Office of Reparations will function under the secretariat. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. In reconcilation, the primary thing to be understood should be the difference between ethnicity and religion.

    Religion is the choice of a person but ethnicity is not. A person is born into a race or ethnc group. It is permanent but not a religion.

    Present day human kind asks questions from religious leaders, as a right in all religions. Jihadists of Islamic State (IS), is the result of unanswered questions about Islam, to which, they invented their own skewed answers.

    The son of Hamas leader, left his religion, Islam. In a recent TV interview he said that many young persons have questions in Islam but the religious leaders are unable to answer them.

    For this reason, he predicted that in 10 years time, Islam would cease to be a religion.

    Historically, India had majority Muslims because of Moguls. Late4r, India was also in majority following Saivaism, Buddhism and Christianity at different periods of time. But at present the majority are Hindus.

    Religions changed in India but the ethnicities of the people of India remained the same, in spite of their religious history.

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