Sri Lanka's former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has
warned that inequality may fuel "terrorism" during a speech in Nigeria.
In her speech the former president went on to say that Poverty & socio-political injustice causes frustration and anger amongst marginalised groups while the continued existence of inequality gives rise to violence and even terrorism.
Kumaratunga was invited to speak by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, an independent think-tank that hosts an annual lecture by a prominent world leader.
She urged Nigeria, roughly split between Muslims and Christians and with some 250 ethnic groups, to "celebrate" diversity, adding that she had made efforts to reach out to members of the minority Tamil ethnic group while in power.