Report on Round Table Discussion Perspectives of Post War Reconciliation “Role of the Armed Forces”


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Held on 23rd February, 1430 hrs to 1630 hrs at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies

This is the fourth meeting of a series of discussion on post war reconciliation. The Role of the Armed Forces was the theme given the involvement and interest. The panel members were;

• Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe MP
• Air Chief Marshal Oliver Ranasinghe – Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force
• General Sri Lal Weerasuriya – Former Commander of the Sri Lanka Army
• Mr Javid Yusuf – Attorney at Law (Moderator)
• Brigadier (Retd) LC Perera
• Mr Mahinda Perera

The discussion was attended by representatives from embassies in Sri Lanka (Japan, Russia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, Norway, Netherlands, Indonesia, Bangladesh), members of parliament, donors (World Bank, ADB etc), UN organizations, nongovernmental organizations, corporate sector and likeminded individuals.