Military confab concludes:
Sri Lankan Forces take a bow:
Hailed as among the best in the world
The military officers who attended the three day
international seminar ‘Defeating Terrorism - Sri Lankan Experience’
were unanimous that Sri Lanka’s Security Forces were among the best
in the world considering the strategies that were used and their
humane aspect during the humanitarian operation.
Zero casualties in mine clearing
“The Sri Lankan Army is the only army in the
world that has cleared 366,870 landmines without causing any damages
to any mine-clearer within two years,” said Brigadier Udayantha
Wijeratne of the Engineers Squad of the Sri Lanka Army.
Quotable quotes at Defence symposium
Political leadership has always been the key
factor in defeating terrorism; the President had the clear aim and
commitment to rescue the country from terrorism once and for all.
Over the years, there had been many attempts at militarily defeating
the LTTE, but none of these campaigns had met with lasting success.
The most distinctive feature of the Humanitarian Operations launched
in 2006 was the clear aim and commitment of the President to rescue
the country from terrorism once and for all.
Saboteurs were linked by phone
The Defence Ministry has received information
that high ranking political activists of the JVP on May 30 had been
giving orders to the organised group who were pelting stones at the
Police personnel under cover of Free Trade Zone workers.