Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne has said that Sri Lanka is gaining to benefit with international appreciation over the military victory. He made this reference while presenting the Resolution in Parliament to extend the State of Emergency by a further month.
The Prime Minister told the House that countries in the world have begun to appreciate Sri Lanka with the victory over terrorism. This has created an environment for the country to receive more economic and social benefits. Such a vast development has not taken place in any country where conflict prevailed. He said Sri Lanka has now become the peace oasis of the Asian region. The Prime Minister opined that with the boom in the tourism industry, confidence had started to build among the international community about the high security prevailing in the island.