Thursday, May 28, 2009

Role of the global community

(defence.lk)Sri Lanka has defied the conventional wisdom that terrorist movements cannot be defeated militarily, with the total elimination of the LTTE leadership and cadres. This should be a cause of jubilation for all countries battling terrorism. Yet, there are indications that certain countries are unhappy over little Sri Lanka's accomplishment. An attempt is being made to sully Sri Lanka's reputation by dragging in issues such as human rights.

It is often said that wars and human rights are mutually exclusive concepts. But Sri Lanka's conflict was unique in the sense that the Government and the Security Forces were fighting to secure the human rights of the Tamil civilians held hostage by the ruthless LTTE. The Eastern and Northern liberation campaigns were rightly described as humanitarian missions for this reason. Full text Share on Facebook

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