The world should be aware of that it the strength of the people that is important in defeating terrorism and not international forces. This has been emphasized by Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris.
The Minister of External Affairs who is currently on a visit to China, delivering a lecture at the Institute of International Affairs in China explained in detail about the Sri Lankan experience. India attempted to defeat LTTE by sending the Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka. The lesson learnt by Sri Lanka was that it is the local forces that can defeat terrorism and not external forces. The Minister noted that the Sri Lankan Security Forces identified strategies and followed them in defeating the LTTE. The entire world has to learn from this significant experience of Sri Lanka. The Minister said that new opportunities are open for Chinese entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka.