Sri Lanka seeks support for home-grown solution

The government has sought support for efforts at reconciliation based on a home-grown process which it says can be further consolidated by the goodwill of the international community.

A statement by Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission in Geneva said that the Sri Lankan government is determined to create a country of widespread prosperity which will be the bedrock of a lasting peace.

The statement noted that in an era of globalization, Sri Lanka feels international solidarity is fundamental to achieving a peaceful and secure future for all.

Sri Lanka concurred with the view that effective international solidarity must be based on shared responsibility, mutual respect, cooperation and respect for national sovereignty and the principle of non-interference.

It was noted that following the onset of peace, the Sri Lankan government is determined to create a country of widespread prosperity which will be the bedrock of a lasting peace and that Sri Lanka’s sincere efforts at reconciliation based on a home-grown process can be further consolidated by the goodwill of the international community.

Sri Lanka counted on international solidarity at this juncture to achieve the development targets it has set for itself with an in-depth vision and understanding of the priorities and the aspirations of its people.

The Permanent Mission in Geneva emphasized that International solidarity cannot be confined to assistance or aid, but must comprise a range of issues including sustainability in international relations, especially economic relations, peaceful coexistence, equal partnerships and the equitable sharing of benefit and burden.

Coercive tactics exercised by more powerful sections of the international community on smaller and economically weaker states does not contribute to the consolidation of international solidarity nor would it foster a democratic and equitable international order, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission in Geneva said.