The President of Finland recently expressed her desire for Finland to continue assisting Sri Lanka, according to reports in the Asian Tribune. Tarja Halonen expressed her desire to see a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Sri Lanka to Ambassador Jayasooriya.
The Sri Lankan ambassador to Sweden, R.P. Jayasooriya is also the ambassador to Finland. On 5th June, Jayasooriya presented his credentials to the Finnish President at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki.
Following the ceremony, in the discussion that ensued, President Halonen showed her interest in the most recent political developments in Sri Lanka. Ambassador Jayasooriya described the course of this year’s two elections as well as the new development projects in the Eastern Province, an area which was ruled by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) for the last 20 years.
The President shared the difficult periods in Finland’s history. She described Finland’s difficult transition to a developed peaceful country in the wake of the Second World War.
In conclusion, the Finnish President expressed her desire for a peaceful resolution of the on-going conflict in Sri Lanka and hoped to be able to continue assisting the South East Asian nation in its development.
why Tarja question about a terrorist group or armed bandit group in Sri lanka or anywhere. talk without guns might give you a better deal. good luck!
When everyone can stay peacfully in Sri Lanka why only that idiot asking a seperate state even when tamil people condemn him.
When a person who can not stand staright he’s getting others to involve and cover up his weaknesses, this person who leads this group even dont know how to read and write. even he dont know what’s wrong and whats correct. When dogs barks mountains never falls.
It is true that elctions were held in the eastern province, but…the party (TMVP)that won the election were openly carrying arms during the election period and even now, thus violating the basic election rules. There had also been allegations of vote rigging and many other mal practices by TMVP. By appreciating the election as a postive develpoment the president is only giving her tacit approvals to such mal practices in a democratic society.
Did Tarja Halonen also ask why LTTE terrorists blast bomb in public transportation and kill innocent civilians? Why the International Community especially Amnesty International is sleeping?
Did Tarja Halonen also ask why the Government of Sri Lanka is systematically abducting and executing its Tamil minorities in the thousands ,with a wink and nod from the International Community?