Monday, June 1, 2009

All peace-loving people rejoice triumph over terrorism

(DN)The formal announcement to the nation and the world by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on May 19 from the Parliament, of the conclusion of a 26-year war, would have definitely caused great elation in the hearts of all peace-loving people in the world, says Ash-Shaikh H. Abdul Nazar, General Secretary of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama.

He said a battle that lasted for nearly three decades, claiming the lives of thousands of people, maiming thousands, ruining properties worth thousands of millions, traumatising hundreds, displacing thousands, widowing a number of women, orphaning children, taking the lives of many an outstanding intellectual and versatile expert, devastating numerous resources, plunging the economy into a bottomless pit, obliterating this gorgeous and fascinating island and pushing back the country’s progress for many years, has now come to an end. Full text