War won with local knowledge – Shavendra

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Major General Shavendra Silva says the war against the LTTE was won using local knowledge and techniques and not with foreign guidance.

Speaking at an event in Kukuleganga today, Silva said that the army also did not stick to manuals when fighting the rebels but instead adopted new strategies which were successful.

Silva was part of the army during the final stages of the war against the LTTE which was led by former army commander Sarath Fonseka.

The Major General said that the army was now in a position to advice foreign troops including troops involved in peacekeeping operations overseas.

He also noted that Sri Lanka is still part of the UN system and can advice the UN when it wants. (Colombo Gazette)