Saturday, May 30, 2009

Conducive social environment necessary to end separatism

(DN)A lasting solution can be found for separatism by creating a social environment where every Sri Lankan could lead a dignified life, says Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Reasons for ethnic disharmony should be identified and solutions found for them to prevent separatism raising head once again he said in an interview with a television channel on Sunday, May 24.

Excerpts from the interview:

Q. During a previous interview you promised to defeat terrorism completely and teach the LTTE a bitter lesson. How do you feel now that the LTTE has been defeated? Full text