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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 4.56 GMT

Sustainable peace cannot be achieved in isolation – Ambassador Jayatilleka


The search for sustainable peace and prosperity cannot be conducted in isolation from the world. Sri Lankans overseas have a unique opportunity to work towards the strengthening and consolidation of links between the host countries and Sri Lanka, Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka said.

Ambassador Jayatilleka speaking at a reception held at Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence called on Sri Lankans in Paris and across France to act together as a bridge to achieve such a goal.

"While Sri Lanka is proud at having emerged victoriously from thirty years of conflict it would only be able to enjoy the liberties such victory and peace bring if we as a nation realize the reasons behind the conflict and act wisely to address such issues through dialogue and on the basis of justice, equality and democracy for all," he said.

He also noted the destruction caused by the recent flooding in Sri Lanka and called on the Sri Lankan community to support efforts underway to provide relief to those affected and rendered homeless.






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