CBK announces plan to set up Sri Lanka war crimes court by January

Sri Lanka will set up a special court to examine alleged war crimes committed in the final phase of the government’s war with the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), announced the head of the reconciliatory task force and former president Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Ms Kumaratunga stressed that though there will be foreign technical assistance, foreign judges would not be allowed in the process.

Stating that reconciliation is not possible without missing past mistakes, Ms Kumaratunga said,

“The special court should start work by the end of this month or by early January. No reconciliation is possible without accepting the mistakes of the past. They will not be chasing behind every soldier.”

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