Presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka

The President’s goal is not to pass the task of reconciliation in Sri Lanka to the next generation – Says President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake

Presidential Secretary Mr Saman Ekanayake stated that President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s goal is not to pass the task of reconciliation in Sri Lanka to the next generation, but to solve it now.

The President’s Secretary pointed out that there is a strong need to resolve the issues related to the reconciliation process, and that if this effort is successful, there will be no need for the country to go to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for another year.

Mr. Saman Ekanayake, made these remarks at a civil society awareness discussion on the Truth and Reconciliation Mechanism held yesterday (11) at the Presidential Secretariat under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Mr. Ali Sabri.

The Foreign Minister explained the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Mechanism, and the role of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was discussed at length.

Mr. Saman Ekanayake, who sought the views and suggestions of the members of the civil society organizations who were present on the achievement of the objectives of the establishment of the commission, also stated that he expects everyone’s support to make the reconciliation process a success.

He emphasized that the agreement and support of all citizens is needed to move forward as a country.