Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sri Lanka sets an example by fighting terrorism: PM

Sri Lanka has set an example to the whole world by fighting terrorism and establishing democracy in the war-ravaged Eastern part of the country, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka has said.

"The Government which overcame terrorism and established democracy (through the local bodies elections) in the East has set an example in this regard to the whole world," Wickramanayaka told a Pakistan delegation on Friday.

The Prime Minister said the people of the East had reposed their faith in the Government repudiating the LTTE's gun culture which was demonstrated in the just concluded elections.

A ten-member Pakistan delegation of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs is on a four-day visit to the Island country.

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