Government is to make a promise

images (2)The Government is to make a special statement during the 67th Independence Day Celebrations to be held on 4th February, 2015 where is will assure the public that a situation similar to that which occurred during the war will not take place in future.

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the joint proposal made by the Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera and the Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries Joseph Michael Perera to make the statement on Peace at the 67th Independence Day Celebrations.

The statement will be made taking into consideration the recommendations that have been made in chapters 9.284 and 9.285 of the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to express sympathy and cooperation with all those who were subjected to the war situation that prevailed in the country for a long period and to pledge that it will be dedicated in unity to prevent recurrence of such situations in the country in the future. (Colombo Gazette)