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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5.52 GMT

SL to share war experiences


The Sri Lankan military will host an international seminar to share with other countries its experiences and strategies of war against terrorism.

The three-day seminar to be held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo from May 31- June 2, will focus on counter-terrorism measures, terrorist trends, political and military strategies, rapid resettlement, reconciliatory moves and post-war nation building.

Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya speaking to media on the forthcoming event yesterday said this seminar will serve as an international exposure that brings credit to the Army since it remain as an open forum for extensive deliberations.

More than 54 countries are expected to attend the seminar that has been planned with special focus on the Sri Lankan experience, the Ministry of Defence said.

Contributors and participants in the sessions are to be drawn from all corners of the world along with the representatives of different government, local and international Non-Governmental Organizations, professionals, academics and military officials, the Ministry said.

Three-day long deliberations in the seminar will focus on counter measures against global terrorism, terrorist trends, predominance of both political and local military efforts, rapid resettlement, reconciliation, nation-building and threats to national and international security concerns.

Among those scheduled to address the sessions are Secretary to the President, Minister of External Affairs, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, and Secretary to the Ministry of Finance.

The forum, under the patronage of Secretary Defence, is organized by the Army on the instructions of the Commander of the Army.








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