July 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army will hold the 'Defence Seminar-2012' with the participation of foreign experts on the post-war 5Rs - Rehabilitation, Re-integration, Re-construction, Resettlement and Reconciliation.
The three-day seminar is scheduled to be held from August 8-10 on the theme 'Towards Lasting Peace and Stability'.
Over 63 countries have been invited to attend the seminar in Colombo and over 100 foreign delegates are expected to participate in the event that will present subject experts from foreign countries on post-war 5Rs spheres.
Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will deliver the keynote address.
Former combatants, war-affected communities, political leaders, state officials, academics and other experts are to participate in these deliberations.
The Defence Seminar-2012 will provide a common platform to the Army, sister services, Police and other participants for discussion on their experiences and a multitude of other concerns and issues, the Army said.
The Army held the inaugural Defence Seminar-2011 on the theme 'Defeating Terrorism-Sri Lankan Experience' in May last year with the participation of representatives from more than 41 countries.
The Defence Seminar will be an annual event of the Sri Lanka Army.