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War heroes reveal how Sri Lanka achieved victory over terrorism

Jun 1, 2011 10:54:36 AM - itnnews.lk

The massive victory which amazed the entire world was achieved on a well organized systematic plan. Sri Lankan war heroes discharged their task based on a proper vision from the start to the end of the operation. As such, the heroes who gave leadership to the operation said they successfully achieved this military victory.

The seminar on “Defeating Terrorism – Sri Lanka Experience” organized to share Sri Lanka’s experience in counter insurgency with the world was conducted successfully today with special lectures delivered by brigade Commanders who handled their divisions in the humanitarian operation. All of them explained in detail their experiences. Major Generals Nanda Udawatta, Chagi Gallage and Shavendra Silva and Brigadiers N.A. Dharmaratne, I.P. Ranasinghe, Priyantha Napagoda and L.N. Wickremasinghe gave in detail their experiences to the participants of the seminar.

It was witnessed how representatives from other countries focused their attention to these lectures. It was emphasized at the seminar how success was achieved with in a short span due to the correct leadership of the President and the guidance of the Defence Secretary. The Brigade Commanders pointed out how the LTTE terrorists in the final battle used innocent civilians as human shields. The terrorists fired at ordinary civilians who arrived in safety areas. The LTTE made every attempt to devastate civilians as well as the members of the forces who were liberating the civilians, by using human bombs. They said it was possible to defeat the LTTE due to the strategy initiated by the brigades forming into small groups. Even the Air Force with the application of modern technology was able to attack identified targets without causing harm to the civilians. Accordingly, the Brigade Commanders who gave leadership to the battle underlined that the Sri Lankan troops succeeded in enthroning peace, eliminating terrorism and surmounting all challenges. This International Seminar which shares Sri Lanka’s experiences with the world will draw to a close tomorrow. Views are to be expressed tomorrow in relation to development work.