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Sri Lanka President, Jewish Delegation Discuss Terrorism

June 25, 1984
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President Junius Richard Jyewardene of Sri Lanka told a delegation of Jewish leaders last Friday that the greatest threat to world stability and global peace in international terrorism.

Israel Singer, executive director of the World Jewish Congress, reported that the focus of the discussions between Jyewardene and the four Jewish leaders was the role of “radical Arab inspired” terrorism seeking to cause turmoil within Sri Lanka.

The Jewish leaders thanked Jyewardene for his recent decision allowing for the re-establishing of an Israeli diplomatic presence in his country. Jyewardene expressed his gratitude for the aid being given by Israel to Sri Lanka in the fight against terrorism and was appreciative of the understanding and support conveyed by the Jewish spokesmen in this regard, Singer reported.

The one-hour meeting took place at the Waldorf Towers here and was attended by Singer; Yehuda Hellman, exeuctive director of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; and a representative from the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. Jyewardene met in Washington last week with President Reagan and other Administration officials.

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