Home / News/ Sri Lanka Army briefs ICG on reconciliation efforts in the North

Sri Lanka Army briefs ICG on reconciliation efforts in the North

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00



Sri Lanka Army yesterday enlightened the International Crisis Group (ICG) on the reconciliation efforts undertaken by the armed forces in the North when the Project Director and Senior Analyst of the ICG in London Alan Keenan met with the Sri Lanka Army Commander.

Keenan, who has paid a courtesy call on the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake yesterday morning at the Army Headquarters, has received a comprehensive account on the status quo regarding civil-military cooperation in the North and reconciliation efforts of the Armed Forces in the peninsula, the Army Media Unit said.

Lieutenant General Senanayake explained that the Sri Lanka Army is dedicated to the welfare of the deprived civilians and has launched numerous projects to uplift their living standards, education, farming and other socio economic needs by constructing houses, supplying relief items and essentials, agricultural aids, school needs, push bicycles, etc.

The Commander recalled also how the Army rehabilitated 13,000 combatants and assimilated them into society to lead lives free from violence.

In reply to a query, the Commander of the Army pointed out how a handful of extreme elements could disturb a peaceful society within a few minutes, due to the availability of modern technical and communicative innovations.

He also requested Keenan to dispatch a questionnaire if he wishes to have more information and details regarding any of the issues pertaining to the Army involvement in any part of the country.

Major General Nishshanka Ranawana, Director (General Staff) and Brigadier Prathap Thilakarathne, Director (Overseas Operations) were also associated with the meeting.

Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

Will power cuts solve electricity crisis?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The country faced electricity power cuts, reminding citizens of early 1990s, which resulted in private power producers supplying electrical power with long-term power supply agreements. Today, most have completed their agreement period, but some were

Easter attack: Going beyond condemnation

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Yesterday was Easter Sunday; 227 persons [at the time of writing] have been killed, and many times more injured. The primary targets were churches and international hotels. It seems clear that the extremist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Easter Sunday nightmare

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

This is the most important day of the year for Christians – the Peaceful Easter Sunday or Easter Day was shattered by deadly explosions in several Christian churches throughout the country; and we excoriate such hatred in our beloved country. We th

Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Monday, 22 April 2019

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre

Columnists More