Keynote Address delivered by External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris, at the symposium organized jointly by the Centre for Security Analysis, Chennai and the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka in Colombo on October 26, 2010
I am very happy to associate myself with your discussion of a topic which I believe to be particularly relevant and important at this time. I recall with pleasure, my visits to Chennai and New Delhi at the invitation of the Centre for Security Analysis. This was a couple of years ago and I am glad that the Centre has collaborated with the
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies to organize this exceedingly opportune and productive discussion.
What strikes me immediately, as General Raghavan stated in his remarks is that you are putting the focus this time on consequences rather than causes. I think that is very desirable. There has already been copious discussion about causes