Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona has reminded the international community when he addressed the January 15th UN Security Council opening debate on a Comprehensive approach to counter terrorism
to maintain vigilance to counter terrorism.
He also stated that he hopes the international community will not create opportunities, even inadvertently, for terrorists and their sympathizers, to achieve through domestic and international mechanisms, what they were unable to achieve through bullets and suicide bombings.
In his address Dr. Kohona had also stated that the encouragement of one group, in whatever form, will send a clear message to the others to adjust their tactics",
Defending Sri Lanka's military operation during the final months of the intense battle with the LTTE in 2009, Dr. Kohona has asserted that Sri Lanka’s decision to engage the LTTE terrorists militarily in 2006 followed their persistent refusal to engage in peace negotiations and their ready embrace of unmitigated violence targeting civilians.