amendment have limited people’s right to political participation and the free expression of voters,” the official said.

Al-Nashif noted that 14 years after the war ended, tens of thousands of victims and their families continue to suffer in agony and grief as they await truth, justice and remedy.

The report recognizes the initiatives the Government has initiated to advance reconciliation, including its proposal for a new truth-seeking mechanism. “However, it also stresses that urgent confidence-building steps are needed to create an environment in which a genuine reconciliation and transitional justice processes could succeed,” Al-Nashif said.

The report recommends that the Sri Lankan Government accelerate investigations and prosecutions in emblematic cases of human rights violations, as well as the Easter Sunday bombings of April 2019, in compliance with international human rights standards.

Source: Press Trust of India (PTI)

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