The International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), established to oversee the government's Commission of Inquiry into serious human rights cases, resigns.
Timeline of events under "Commissions of inquiry" issue
The Special Presidential Commission on Disappearances reports that some 430 Sri Lankan civilians, mostly minority Tamils, were killed between 14 September 2006 and 25 February 2007.
The government attacks the IIGEP of "exceeding its mandate". International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) alleges that evidence from the case of 17 murdered aid workers may have been tampered with, calling on the government to launch a new investigation into the killings.
The International Independent Group of Eminent Persons (IIGEP), the overseer of the President’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) to Investigate and Inquire into "alleged serious violations of human rights", submits its first Interim Report to the president.
Sri Lanka's police chief General Victor Perera admits in a press conference that Sri Lankan security forces have been implicated in abductions, extortions and killings of civilians, and that a "large number" of police officers and troops have been arrested.
A Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) is appointed to investigate alleged human rights violations.
President Chandrika establishes the ‘Presidential Truth Commission on Ethnic Violence’, looking at ethnic violence that took place between 1981-1984. The Commission reports in September 2002.
Five senior police officers including a Deputy Inspector General are sent on compulsory leave after the report of a presidential commission established to investigate allegations of torture and extrajudicial executions at a government-run detention center at the Batalanda Housing Estate near Colombo implicated them in the torture and “disappearances” of a large number of youths in the late 1980s.
The Commission mandated to hear the 1971 rebellion case delivers sentences against the JVP insurgents.
Rohana Wijeweera, the leader of the JVP, is charged with "conspiracy to overthrow the lawfully elected government and waging war against it". He delivers his defence speech before the Criminal Justice Commission.