Several powerful government ministers are currently engaged in creating the ideological environment to support the implementation of the President’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations. Minister Rajitha Senaratne is engaged in coordinating the campaign.
Ministers from the left front Tissa Vitharana, D.E.W. Gunasekera, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Chandrasiri Gajadheera and SLFPers like former Premier Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, John Seneviratne, Dilan Perera, Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa are engaged in this campaign.
These ministers have pointed out that the pressure from the international community would intensify if the government did not show a positive response towards implementing the LLRC recommendations. These ministers have decided to carry out a bigger campaign against that carried out by Ministers Champika Ranawaka and Wimal Weerawansa against the implementation of the LLRC recommendations.
The President has appointed a committee headed by Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunge to look into the implementation of the LLRC recommendations and they have pointed out the importance of implementing most of them.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has also informed the President that he would unconditionally support the implementation of the LLRC recommendations. A proposal drafted by the UNP and the TNA on the matter has already been handed over to the President.
Leaders of several left parties have also declared their unconditional support to implement the LLRC recommendations.