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VOL. 2, NO. 164

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Chandrika's plea to the West on terrorism
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 11.31 SLT Monday,Sept.17,2001. The Sri Lankan President Mrs.Chandrika Kumaratunga has said that while terrorism must be fought tooth and nail, one should address and solve the underlying problems which had given birth to it.

Speaking at a function to commemorate the late Mr.M.H.M.Ashraff, founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the National Unity Alliance (NUA) here on sunday,President Kumaratunga said:" Perceived injustices if allowed to persist will get transformed firstly into terrorism and thereafter into violence.It is not sufficient to seek the perpetrators of terrorism and merely deal with them.It is equally important to understand the deep rooted causes that lead to terrorism and to resolve them as the only effective means of eliminating terrorism."

While endorsing a global crusade against terrorism,Mrs.Kumaratunga said that the super powers must drop their "double standards" and treat Third World terrorism on par with terrorism in the developed world."When countries like Sri Lanka were fighting against terrorism, the developed nations worried only about human rights of Terrorist Organizations " she pointed out.
Published: Mon Sep 17 01:32:22 EDT 2001

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