Saturday, February 21, 2009

Need for New Global Conventions in area of Conflict

"Due to the fact that communities and their aspirations continue to change, conflicts are an indispensable reality in our societies. My definition of peace is an atmosphere in which harmonious change can occur. Therefore, I am stressing the need to introduce innovative global conventions to exert balanced pressure on all stakeholders in a conflict zone. This would keep disturbances within the frame of humanity, just as gravity orchestrates droplets colliding without repeatable pattern into a waterfall. "

In an Insightful article Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara raises the need for new global conventions to validate politically sensitive claims made by the various parties in a war zone. He uses the conflict in Sri Lanka and a few incidents that unfolded in the recent past to make his points clear.

I sincerely hope that his voice wouldn't fall on deaf ears and that adequate action will be taken to resolve this.

Personally I have a high regard for Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara, he conducted our Artificial Intelligence course back in University. He is a fabulous teacher and a wonderful person.

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