Sri Lanka is the first country in the world to successfully eliminate terrorism in the 21st Century. The Humanitarian Operations carried to effect by the Sri Lankan Military from 2006-2009 ended a three decade long conflict, and as such Sri Lanka is in a good position to be an example to other countries that are grappling with similar problems. The Seminar on ‘Defeating Terrorism the Sri Lankan Experience’ with the participation of key delegates invited from across the globe, was effective in presenting the Sri Lankan experience in defeating the most ruthless terrorist organisation in the world in the 21st Century. The panel shared their knowledge on counter insurgency, including the contributory factors in military defeat of the LTTE as well as proposing adequate measures to manage and counter global terrorism and discuss strategies for nation building.
Transcribed and compiled by Kamalika Jayathilaka, Haseena Razak, Chamindra Warusavitharana, Prasadini Nanayakkara, Chiranthi Rajapaksa, Indika Sellahewa, Bhavani Balachandran, Shehara de Mel and Udeshi Amarasinghe.
Photography by Menaka Aravinda
Lt Gen Jagath Jayasuriya, VSV USP Ndu Psc Commander Of The Sri Lanka Army
Secretary Of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa RWP RSP Psc
Prof G L Peiris, Minister Of External Affairs
Irregular War Dr Ahmed S Hashim
Evolution Of The LTTE And International Networking
Reasons For Success And Lessons Learnt
Force Multipliers In Counter Terrorism
Combat Service Support And Evolution Of Training
IDPs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation And Reintegration Of Combatants
Nation Building Ajith Nivard Cabraal Governor Of The Central Bank
Wonder Of Asia Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary To The President