The former Sri Lankan president, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK), has been appointed by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to lead a special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation (PTFR) to identify urgent reconciliatory needs of the Tamil community, reports Colombo Page.
Speaking from Temple Trees, Mr Wickremesinghe said that a “Secretariat on National Harmony” under the leadership of Kumaratunga had been declared open.
In the run up to presidential elections in January of this year, Ms Kumaratunga, siding with the common opposition, claimed that she had been the primary reason behind Sri Lanka’s military victory against the LTTE.
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