For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The External Affairs Ministry has warned that legal action will be taken against any group or institution which spreads false claims regarding the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LRRC).
Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera said that while certain institutions had been identified as making false statements on the LLRC report, the legal department had not yet reported specific names to him.
Perera said that the institutions included media bodies as well as non-governmental organisations.
“I am sure they did not read the full report before commenting on it,” he said. As such, he said, the Ministry was warning these organizations that they could face legal action.He emphasised that the Ministry of External Affairs would initiate legal action if these institutions continued to stand by their false statements.