Lanka appreciates world support to defeat LTTE

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka appreciates the support given by the international community to defeat the LTTE.

Addressing the nation at the victory day celebrations at Galle Face today, the President also said that recommendations of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) which are acceptable to the government are now being implemented.

“The report was to be used to reconcile communities. It should not be used to create divisions among the communities,” the President added.

He also said that army camps in the north, like in other parts of the country, will remain and will not be removed despite pressure to do so.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his speech, also noted that all illegal armed groups in the north and east have been disarmed and normalcy has returned to the country, three years after the end of the war.

Members of the opposition United National Party (UNP) also attended the victory day celebrations.

At the celebrations special accolades were also presented to the families of 15 members of the security forces killed during the war. (Colombo Gazette)