Friday, May 15, 2009

EU Says winning the peace would be the real victory

(DM)The European Union in a statement on the conclusion of the visit by a Vice Ministerial Troika to Sri Lanka reiterated the importance of the Government facilitating humanitarian access to civilians in need.“The EU recognises that the current crisis is approaching a final phase with the defeat of the LTTE militarily. The EU acknowledges the efforts and welcomes the commitments made by the Government in assisting its citizens that have escaped the conflict zone. The EU agrees that reaching a sustainable political settlement that meets the aspirations of all communities in Sri Lanka is essential for the future prosperity and long term development of the Island. The EU emphasises that winning the peace would be the real victory,” the statement said.Full text