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Monday, February 07, 2011 - 5.40 GMT

Sri Lanka mindful of reasons led to conflict – Ambassador Jayatilleka

 

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, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to France Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka said.

He said 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," he said at the reception organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence

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

The reception was attended by Ambassadors of India, Cuba, Venezuela, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Germany, the Vatican, Slovakia as well as Chargés de affaires of several Embassies and Permanent Delegations including Pakistan, USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cameroon, Senegal, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Kuwait and several prominent business leaders who engage very closely with Sri Lanka, a press release by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Paris said.

 




 

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