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Archive for January, 2012

LLRC: An Inconvenient Truth?

Posted by harimpeiris on January 5, 2012

The LLRC report was finally made public by tabling it in Parliament in late December and the report presents the government and the Southern polity with some inconvenient truths. It mostly challenges the narrative made popular by government leaders and ideologues and ably supported by the mainstream media, that the main impediment to a solution is the TNA.

Accordingly the government spends most of its limited attention span on the ethnic issue by complaining about the TNA’s alleged intransigence, denying the existence of an ethnic problem and blaming the West for not recognizing the claimed post war economic progress in the North.
However, this Rajapaksa / UPFA narrative is not supported by the facts as largely attested by the LLRC. Read the rest of this entry »

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