Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), has come with a number of proposals to increase the liberties of all citizens, justice and rule of law, some of which may involve deep rooted changes to the structure of the state.
But some proposals are easier to implement.
Sri Lanka's cabinet of ministers Thursday approved a national action plan to monitor the implementation of LLRC recommendations with assessment tools to measure performance, and time frames to achieve goals.
The National Action Plan task force headed by the secretary to the president, Lalith Weeratunga will monitor key measure taken under international humanitarian law issues, human rights, land return and resettlement and restitution and compensatory relief.
"Most of these activities will entail budgets," Weeratunga told reporters.
"I also had parallel discussions with the treasury secretary to ensure that there would be separate budget lines in 2013 so that each ministry could be able to undertake these tasks."
Weeratunga said activities of some recommendations would run into three to four years while short term action was already ongoing.
The implementation mechanism will involve the president's secretariat, government ministries, the armed forces, police, legal institutions, statutory boards and national institutions and government agents.
"The entire government is involved in ensuring that the LLRC recommendations are implemented on time," secretary to the president Lalith Weeratunga said.
Weeratunga said hundred and thirty five out of the commission's two hundred and eighty five recommendations have been a prioritized for action.
"There are certain recommendations that will need political consideration. There may be situations where the parliament select committee would have to look at certain recommendations," he said.
"But there are many that can be implemented right now without any political solution"
The national action plan has entrusted the ministries of Defence and Justice and the Attorney General's Department to complete disciplinary inquires against armed forces personnel suspected of violating international humanitarian law and prosecute offenders within a specific period of time.
Sri Lanka has been under pressure from the international community and rights bodies to investigate allegations of war crimes during the finals stages of the war with the separatist war Tamil Tigers that ended in May 2009.
There has been pressure from the international community, political parties and rights groups to implement recommendations of the LLRC appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to probe a 30-year war which ended in 2009.
"We take LLRC recommendations very seriously," Weeratunga said.
Minister of External Affairs G. L. Peiris said Sri Lanka has nearly completed the resettlement of people displaced by the war, de-mining the former war zone, and rehabilitating former Tamil Tiger combatants including children within three years of the end of hostilities.
"Quite often the government of Sri Lanka has not been given credit for very difficult tasks which have been satisfactorily achieved," Peiris said.