War victory a step towards reconciliation, says Menon

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By Kelum BandaraLATE-CITY-DM-1-11
Former Foreign Secretary of India Shivshankar Menon, in an exclusive interview with the  via email, said the military victory over the LTTE was welcoming for India. 

Also, he said that it was the first step towards the broader goal of achieving reconciliation in the country.
Mr. Menon was part of the Troika Mechanism established on the part of India to engage Sri Lanka diplomatically and take vital decisions related to the war during the last stage. 


India’s National Security Advisor N.K. Narayanan and Defence Secretary Vijay Singh are the two members of the Indian Troika. 
The Sri Lankan Troika consisted of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga. 
(Read full interview on A9)