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Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 09.45 GMT
SLA to hold Defence Seminar 2012 on post-conflict 5Rs


The Sri Lanka Army will hold the 'Defence Seminar-2012' with the participation of foreign experts on the post-conflict 5Rs - Rehabilitation, Re-integration, Re-construction, Resettlement and Reconciliation.

The three-day seminar is scheduled to be held from August 8-10 on the theme 'Towards Lasting Peace and Stability'.

Over 100 foreign delegates are expected to participate in the event that will present subject experts from foreign countries on post-war 5Rs spheres.

Issuing a statement the Army said the roles of Army troops as effective teams of peace-builders in the north and east while actively maintaining peace and stability in respective areas will be discussed at the seminar.

Former combatants, war-affected communities, political leaders, state officials, academics and other experts are to participate in these deliberations.

The Defence Seminar-2012 will provide a common platform to the Army, sister services, Police and other participants for discussion on their experiences and a multitude of other concerns and issues, the Army said.

The Army held the inaugural Defence Seminar-2011 on the theme 'Defeating Terrorism-Sri Lankan Experience' in May last year with the participation of representatives from more than 41 countries.

The Defence Seminar will be an annual event of the Sri Lanka Army.





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