Reparations Bill Must Not Sideline Truth and Justice Says Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan


Sri Lanka’s newly passed Office of Reparations Bill must not be used to “sideline truth and justice,” said Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan in an address to the Sri Lankan parliament on Thursday. The bill, which was passed last week, has been criticized by Sri Lankan civil society, as the office would have no decision-making power or independence and would face excessive bureaucracy. “This bill is a very welcome feature,” said Sampanthan. “The Office on Reparations should be able to formulate policies based upon truth and to ensure justice to all victims. That is fundamental.”

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The Tamil Guardian