LTTE defeat “freedom from unmitigated oppression” for all - GL tells US
May 28, 2010 06:20 pm
Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris discusses Sri Lankan development and reconciliation with Congressman Gary Ackerman, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also in the picture Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
During the in-depth interview with Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan, External Affairs Minsiter G.L. Peiris has said that end of the LTTE meant “freedom from unmitigated oppression” for all Sri Lankans, The Lankan Embassy in US said in a statement.
When pressed about the current state of the Tamil Community after the defeat of the LTTE, Minister Peiris remarked, “The vast majority of Tamil’s didn’t want to live under the yoke of the LTTE.”
Minister Peiris began Tuesday delivering remarks to academics at The
Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative think-tank in
The Minister called for deeper ties between
The event was moderated by Walter Lohman, head of the Heritage Asian Study program and key attendees included Ambassador Terry Miller, Director of Heritage Foundation’s Center for International Trade and Economics along with Fatema Sumar, foreign policy aide to Senator John Kerry and Nilmini Rubin, foreign policy aide to Senator Richard Lugar.
Following the Heritage Foundation event, Minister Peiris met with Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy. Flournoy acts as the premier advisor to the Secretary of Defense Robert gates and the Deputy Secretary of Defense and handles a wide range of national security and defense policies.
Minister Peiris continued his day with meeting Congressman Gary Ackerman,
Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and
Al Jazeera’s Riz Khan interviewed Minister Peiris in the afternoon.
During the in-depth interview, Minister Peiris spoke about the defeat of LTTE
and the great impact it has had on
Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya held a dinner in honor of Minister Peiris at his residence.
The Minister will continue his meetings with