South Africa and Sri Lanka have had talks on the experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor G. L. Peiris met with the Ambassador of South Africa, Sandile Edwin Schalk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The main focus of the discussion was the experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.
The Foreign Minister explained to the High Commissioner that it was the intention of the Government of Sri Lanka to study closely the positive experiences of other countries while taking care to ensure that these experiences were adapted creatively to suit the circumstances of Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner briefed the Minister of Foreign Affairs comprehensively on all aspects of the process in South Africa and on various initiatives by former President Nelson Mandela after his election as the President. (Colombo Gazette)