Commenting on the release of the Govenment’s Lessons Learned And Reconciliation Commission report Fred Carver, Campaign Director for the Sri Lanka Campaign for peace and justice, said “On a first read it’s the whitewash we all feared but sadly had come to expect.

“Given the LLRC’s flawed methodology we should not be surprised that it is a flawed report. The 388 pages of waffle, denial, and justification seem designed purely to sever the chain of responsibility leading to the President and senior members of the regime – a task in which the report fails given the grievous nature of the allegations. Amidst the dozens of recommendations there are few that survive close scrutiny and none which stand any chance of leading to an effective investigation given the institutions charged with delivering them. Victims of the serious rights abuses committed by both sides will feel let down.”