Tamil Diplomat

ICG calls for the empowerment of the NPC and EPC as a “transitional step toward a lasting settlement”

The latest report of the Crisis Group Research calls for the empowerment of the NPC and EPC as a “transitional step toward a lasting settlement of more than half-century power-sharing conflict between Colombo and the north and east.”

The report concludes  that “international scrutiny” and “pressure” to rebuild the damage caused by “40 years of insurgency, civil war and ethnically biased centralisation,”.

The report also indicates 4 themes that that would be need to be tackled to see reconciliation and accountability by any new parliament formed in Sri Lanka’s upcoming parliamentary elections:  delivering on de-militarisation of the North-East, tackling barriers to impunity and accountability, deepening devolution and establishing an internationally supported truth telling process.

The report also  urges to set up a special court to try alleged war crimes that would include the possibility of involving foreign judges, prosecutors and legal staff.

The full report is attached below:

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