Tuesday, January 20, 2009

THE MIXED MESSAGE OF THE MILITARY SOLUTION

(DM)The government's message of military success in the war against the LTTE is getting worldwide attention. Journalists from around the world have recently been finding Sri Lanka to be an interesting story to cover. The prestigious Wall Street Journal published in the United States has offered Sri Lanka as evidence that a military solution to conflicts is possible. In an editorial, it has said that "For those who argue that there is no military solution for terrorism, we have two words: Sri Lanka." Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has disclosed that international leaders have praised Sri Lanka's army commander as the best in the world and that foreign military powers are looking to Sri Lanka for lessons in military success. Full Text