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Tamils depose before commission

world Updated: Sep 21, 2010 23:47 IST
Sutirtho Patranobis
Sutirtho Patranobis
Hindustan Times
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Hundreds of Tamil civilians affected by the decades of ethnic war deposed before the Lankan war commission in the former rebel capital of Kilinochchi over the weekend.

The eight-member Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) held sittings through Saturday and Sunday at Kilinochchi.

“Some of the civilians testified before the LLRC on Sunday about their harrowing ordeals and brought their present day grievances to the attention of the Commission,’’ website ColomboPage reported.

Many civilians told the LLRC that many family members including husbands and fathers had disappeared after the war ended in May, 2009.

Some witnesses were seeking to find the whereabouts of their relatives who were LTTE combatants but had surrendered to the Sri Lankan security forces as the war came to a bloody end.