Anti-terror confab from tomorrow
Sri Lanka will host a three-day International Conference on
Countering Terrorism from tomorrow at the BMICH.
The theme of the parley is 'Terrorism: A Challenge to Democratically
Elected Governments'. The principal speaker at the inaugural session
will be Dr. Gerard Chaliand, former director of the European Centre for
the Study of Conflicts. He will deliberate on the threat posed by
international terrorist networks.
Friday's sessions will be on international responses to terrorism,
regional responses to terrorism and domestic dimensions to terrorism,
combating terrorist financing. Sunday's sessions will focus on
Socio-Economic Costs of Terrorism and Terrorism and the Role of the
The conference is organised by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for
International Relations, the Foreign Ministry and the Peace Secretariat.