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DateLine Sunday, 18 May 2008





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‘We will fight our own battles’ - PM

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Pakistan High Commission yesterday, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake commented “Sri Lanka is fighting with the world’s brutal terrorist outfit, the LTTE and Pakistan is fighting terrorism on their own soil”.

“Terrorism is a sickness that is spreading in this part of the world and both our countries are suffering. “Countries demand that we talk to terrorists even though they are not willing to lay down their arms.

However, when these so-called countries too are faced with terrorism do they talk to the terrorists? “When we lay down our arms, do they lay down their arms? Certain NGOs have a selective attitude towards terrorism and defending our security is like doing something wrong, according to them”, he said.

The Prime Minister emphasised “We will try our best to defend the security of our country because we have to fight our own battles”. “We are grateful to Pakistan who have helped us in our times of need and we haven’t forgotten it”.

He also said “The duty of our Armed Forces is to wipe out terrorism. He added that the terrorists attack children, the old and feeble and they continue to explode bombs like they did yesterday.

The Prime Minister made these comments at a seminar hosted by the Pakistan High Commission at the launch of two books that were translated into Sinhala on Buddhist Gandhara art at the world heritage site Taxila which is significant to Buddhists, especially to Sri Lankans.

“The spread of Buddhism has made its impact everywhere around Asia but destruction lies in the hands of religious extremists but we forgive them for they do not know what they do”.


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