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Sri Lanka was proud that it had prevailed over the long standing challenge of armed secessionism that sought to dismember the country, but it was also mindful that the errors, gaps and contradictions of the past led to that thirty years war, Dr Dayan Jayatilleka, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France said

The Ambassador added that Sri Lanka was in the complex and difficult transition from the termination of an armed threat and large scale violence, to a sustainable peace.

Such a peace can only be built, as the wise saying goes, in the minds of men and women; and must be based on justice, equality and democracy, Dr Jayatilleka said

He further thanked the international community for standing by Sri Lanka in its difficult struggle for the restoration of territorial integrity.

Dr Jayatilleka expressed these views at the reception organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.

The reception was attended by Ambassadors of India, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Germany, the Vatican, Slovakia as well as Chargés d’affaires of several Embassies and Permanent Delegations including Pakistan, USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cameroon, Senegal, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Kuwait among others were present. (Daily Mirror online)


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  • appuhamy Monday, 07 February 2011 02:43 AM

    SL officials will talk without meaning until the country becomes the least devoloped nation in the universe

    Penyless_President Monday, 07 February 2011 02:43 AM

    We have been mindfull for the last 30 years but,didnot want tyo do anything to resolve the issues due to political reasons.

    Phil Monday, 07 February 2011 02:59 AM

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
    There were so many "sermons" on this topic.

    sumathipala rajapaks Monday, 07 February 2011 03:34 AM

    DJ, you ought to share those thoughts with your master. He may stop violating human rights in a bid to stay in power at any cost!

    Viraj Monday, 07 February 2011 11:07 AM

    SL, typical Sri Lankan (read Buddhist Sinhala)mentality. We will never develop in another hundred years.

    AMEEN MUBARAK Sunday, 06 February 2011 07:47 AM

    Everybody knows this. Useless to repeat...Government THAT they have made sacrifice. So that sacrifice have been proven on independen day itself in borella with UNp party. So no point of repeating these...WORLD KNOWS WHO WE ARE & playing double game in the country.

    Konde bendapu china Sunday, 06 February 2011 08:21 AM

    Mubarak,May be you don t like to hear this again,but Most of the people in our country also forgotten there was a war and suicide Bombs ,It is Natural for Srilankans to forget what they eaten for last night dinner

    Mohamed Nilam Sunday, 06 February 2011 08:36 AM

    well said china. It's disgraceful to protest on independence day. Good cause on a wrong day. Also i am ashamed the way police acted too.

    xlntgson Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:33 AM

    Then, why need a lesson learnt and reconcilliation panel?
    Why fear to devolve police and land powers?

    Buruwa Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:40 AM

    No point ruminating again and again the same thing,the war victory.Lets try to improve the economy.Otherwise we need to rename our paradise as Srisomalia

    AMEEN MUBARAK Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:42 AM

    well said:- Buruwa

    cracko Sunday, 06 February 2011 10:33 AM

    Sri Lanka Amazing! No improvement. Always excuses.

    Priyanka Monday, 07 February 2011 06:06 AM

    a real peace is built by mutual agreements and not through bloods which leave stain on the hands. Physical division is nothing and the emotional division is stronger than physical division.

    Sri Lanken Monday, 07 February 2011 06:46 AM

    Well said Dr Dayan.. we have to remind this time to time, or else people might forget this,, good

    thrishu Monday, 07 February 2011 07:51 AM

    why fear devolution>
    ? Coz there are people like you who secretly wish and plotting to disintegrate our country. We need to watch over enemies like you who have different agendas with foreigners.

    das Monday, 07 February 2011 08:09 AM

    No, actually people have not forgotten there was a war. We have also not forgotten that in every other area the govt is a failure.

    SL Sunday, 06 February 2011 05:07 PM

    "Why fear to devolve police and land powers?"
    because it is not the solution to the problem.

    Ryan Monday, 07 February 2011 08:21 AM

    Govet has not failed in any area. This is the most successful govt we had since independence. You can refer to IMF comments recently.

    Ryan Monday, 07 February 2011 08:17 AM

    Economy is already improved. Govet is well on its way.

    Ryan Monday, 07 February 2011 08:19 AM

    Division is divided into physical and emotional and acts together and integral in practice


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