Sri Lanka: The Road To Truth, Justice, And Reconciliation

Prabhakar Jayaprakash
2015 Zenodo  
History reveals that the state of Sri Lanka has a poor record in delivering justice to its minorities.With this being the status quo, in September 24, 2015, the UNHRC in Geneva passed a resolutionwith reference to war crimes to put in place a domestic mechanism to bring to truth, justice, andreconciliation. This resolution was passed after the release of the OISL report which accused theLiberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – a militant separatist organization, the Sri Lankan securityforces,
more » ... nd the other militant organizations for committing grave human rights violations during thelast phase of the civil war that ended on May, 2009. It took six long years for various stakeholders tocome to the table to initiate an accountability process of acceptable international standard. This paperwill analyze some of the crucial moments of these six years and bring out the positions that variouspolitical parties of Sri Lanka took during the passage of this resolution. Also, it briefly examines thechallenges before the Tamil community on the road to truth and justice. The data for this article wascollected from secondary sources such as UN reports, research papers, articles, and newspaper reports.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.268941 fatcat:bvehfhjc6jbvhe6c65zi26dpmy