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Call for international protocol

Aug 25, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Former Peace Secretariat Chief and Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala yesterday stressed the need of having an international protocol to deal with Armed Forces fighting terrorism instigated by non State actors. He was of the opinion that the international community should develop a protocol that can deal with Armed Forces fighting terrorism. He added that the forces should not be charged with war crimes when they launch offensives against the terrorists. Dr Dhanapala was making representations before the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission which met at the Kadirgamar Institute in Colombo yesterday. Dr Dhanapala stated that some members of the international community are interfering in the internal affairs of other countries by way of aiding and abetting terrorism and financing them. He opined that the international community should come for a viable program that can protect the countries victimized by the export of terrorism.   www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/26/news03.asp