Reconciliation among communities needs a homegrown solution – Prof. G.L.Peiris
The government has reiterated that sustainable reconciliation among the communities of this country can only be established through a local mechanism. A successful solution cannot be achieved by internationalizing this issue, or by imposing a foreign module.
The pro-Tiger terrorist diaspora and certain other elements on the behest of the pro-tiger terrorists are attempting to sabotage the genuine reconciliation efforts being made in the country by creating international interference, and exerting various undue pressure. However, the government is committed to establish reconciliation based on proposals presented by the people and acceptable to the people of this country.
The foregoing remarks were made by the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris addressing the three day international security conference started in Colombo yesterday.
The Minister said that the President has emphasized this matter umpteen times. He said that the government has taken steps to teach both Sinhala and Tamil languages to the student generation as one of the steps that could lead for long term reconciliation. The Minister also said that steps have been taken to hold the provincial council election in the North. However, the background necessary for holding the election should be created.
The Minister added that the country is marching forward on a stable economic path after ending the war. He pointed out that the higher level of economic development being witnessed in the North compared to other areas is a clear example for this matter.
Source: Government News Portal
Homegrown but not from Indian imported seeds!
Moderator, hope my Comment will stay!
No Mr.Amarakoon, when our house is on fire let us not bother about who brings in a bucket of water to douse our fire.If home grwn on our soil under our climate definitely the produce will appease our taste buds.It will not shout’india,india’ inside our belly.
Thanks AUJ, if 13 amendment gonna force down in to our stomach (mixed with the homegrown solution), it will not digest. Then sure we have to do a colonoscopy!
The Hon. Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka has clearly presented Sri Lanka’s stand on the sensitive ethnic issues by stating that sustainable reconciliation among the communities of this country (Sri Lanka) can only be established through a local mechanism. A successful solution cannot be achieved by internationalizing this issue, or by imposing a foreign module. Though the Hon. Prof. G.L.Peiris does not bark up the tree at the International Media or the Tamil Diaspora and it’s rumps abroad, his statements have echoed the sensible thoughts of the Nation, the Government, the President and the Secretary of Defence on the stand on which Sri Lanka as a sovereign Nation is confident, that solution will be derived at. In 2009/2010 when the world was shouting about the HR violations subjected to the so-called 280,000 IDP’s of the war and the allegation the the Security establishment was oppressing the Tamils inside detention camps like the Manik Farm set up located in the far south-west of Vavuniya District, Prof. G.L. Peiris, with the best advice given by the Ministry of Defence enlightened the World the need that the landmine infected Wanni and North has to be first cleared, before the IDP’s can be resettled. That was a prerequisite of the landmine treaty signed in Ottawa, Canada 1997. Though the World accused Sri Lanka of HR violation and oppression of the IDP’s, Canada which was in the forefront of such allegations was the first to offer Landmine clearing equipment for Sri Lanka’s as urgent assistance. Today, the World has seen the truth and reality of that stand taken then. Likewise, what Prof. G.L Pieris has reiterated that sustainable reconciliation among the communities of this country can only be established through a local mechanism, can be crap to the International anti-Sri Lanka media and to the LTTE international supporters today. Sri Lanka should not deter to work towards a successful solution to be achieved WITHOUT internationalizing this issue, or by allowing to imposing a foreign module.The vision of the Sri Lankan President will will bear success in the coming years.