On LLRC recommendations relevant to Army:
Army Commander to hand over report today
Army Commander Lt. Gen Jagath Jayasuriya will hand over the report on
Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission recommendations that are
relevant to the Sri Lanka Army to Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
today at the Defence Ministry.
The Army Commander appointed a board to study the LLRC
recommendations that are relevant to the Sri Lanka Army and recommend
precautionary measures to avert such observations in the future.
Speaking at a press conference at the Army Headquarters yesterday,
the Army Chief added that the LLRC has made some recommendations on the
general observations of the conduct of war and precautionary measures in
the chapter eight of the report. “What is relevant to the military
particularly to the Sri Lanka Army, I appointed a Board to look into
these observations and make recommendations what future action we should
take as an Army and various precautionary measures that should be
adopted to minimize such observations in future. That report is ready”,
the Commander said.
Lt. Gen Jayasuriya noted that report has recommended precautionary
measures that should be adopted during a conflict. He said that the
Court of Inquiry appointed by hm to inquire into the observations made
by the LLRC in its report on alleged civilian casualties during the
final phase of the humanitarian operation would be ready in ten days.
The Army Commander added that he would present this report to the
Defence Secretary with his observations after it is presented to him by
the members of the Court of Inquiry.
Lt Gen Jayasuriya appointed five member Court of Inquiry by virtue of
the powers vested in the Army Commander by regulation 4 of the Courts of
Inquiry Regulations read with the Regulation 02 of the Army Disciplinary
Regulation. He added that he received information that this report is
being finalized. The commander said that there is no restriction for the
members of the Tamil community to join the Army.