Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris has said that Sri Lanka has achieved a significant place at the regional level. The Minister expressed this view while addressing foreign media personnel.
The LTTE terrorists attempted to destabilize not only Sri Lanka but the entire region. Such efforts were intensified during the humanitarian operations. He told the media in Bangkok that to the far sightedness of the Sri Lankan Government such attempts were thwarted. He said that no country in the world can tackle terrorism single handedly. All countries should work with a firm resolve. It was possible to take light weapons to other countries by sea during the war. But the Minister emphasised that the Sri Lanka Navy did not allow it to happen.