In the run up to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions in September and impending visit of UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay to Sri Lanka next month, the Mahinda Rajapaksa government has suddenly sprung in to action.

With the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka adopted in March coming in for review, the government is now trying to show progress.
As part of this programme, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been instructed to prepare a comprehensive list of witnesses in the controversial case involving the murder of 17 aid workers in Muttur in 2006.

According to the National Plan of Action on the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), the CID is conducting investigations into the killing of the aid workers of Action Against Hunger, a French humanitarian agency.