42 countries to take part in Sri Lanka military conference

09:12, May 24, 2011      

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Some 42 countries are to take part in the three day conference hosted by Sri Lanka aimed at sharing its experience of combating terrorism with emphasis on their military victory against the Tamil Tiger rebels.

"We sent invitations to 54 countries and 42 confirmed their participation. We have had regrets from 12. Even if they are not sending military delegations, their ambassadors and diplomats will attend", Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya the Commander of the Army told reporters here Monday.

The three day conference will focus on counter-terrorism measures, terrorist trends, political and military efforts in countering terrorism, reconciliatory and resettlement phases, officials said.

The government troops in May 2009 defeated the Tamil Tigers, ending the latter's over three decade old armed campaign to set up a separate Tamil homeland in the north and east of the island.

Jayasuriya said among the nations participating are Asian nations including China, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Source: Xinhua
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