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Panel to probe Lanka govt, LTTE truce failure

world Updated: May 14, 2010 01:15 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis
Sutirtho Patranobis
Hindustan Times
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The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) will investigate the failure of the Norway-brokered ceasefire between the Sri Lanka government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that ultimately led to the final phase of the 26-year-long civil war.

Lankan Cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of the Commission recommended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and laid out its broad terms of reference.

The Commission, according to the government, will investigate the “facts and circumstances which led to the failure of the ceasefire agreement operationalised on 21st February 2002 and the sequence of events that followed thereafter up to the 19th May 2009”, when the war ended.