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Celebrations end with National Anthem sung in Tamil

2016-02-04 11:49:06
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Sri Lanka’s 68th Independence Day celebrations were concluded a short while ago with the singing of the Tamil translation of the National Anthem.


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  • Wesko Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:34

    Unity of one Nation!

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:00

    Thanks a million to our President

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    BUSHEL Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:13

    NEXT YEAR ONLY IN TAMIL

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    Channa Friday, 5 February 2016 09:01

    Excellent move. I am sure Sri Lankans using tamil as their first language sang the national anthem with sense for the first time. One should feel without just reciting,

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    South Africa Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:36

    South Africa has more than 4 (out of the 8 official languages) in the lyrics of its National Anthem.

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    Ranga Friday, 5 February 2016 07:39

    But only one anthem...

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    perera Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:40

    A good intellectual shot to all politicians both TAmil and Sinhala who monger racism to come into power...Separatism just lost another of its arms.

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    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:49

    If we can end this ethnic misunderstandings, as Sri Lankans its not a serious issue to sing national anthem in any language.

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    Ram Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:52

    This is stupid, shame on you Government. The point is Anthem is a symbol, no one should be bothered about the language its being sung. If Sinhala is a problem then lets all sing in Tamil, but its really stupid for the gov to sing it in two languages. This Govt. will make sure there is ethnic problem again soon. Yahapalana Govt. has no sense at all. Please lets sing in English and other languages as well, otherwise those people will get hurt.

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    Sharon Thursday, 4 February 2016 13:18

    It is not the government who will create problems. It is people like you who will create problems.

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    Randy Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:18

    Ram, your statement is absolutely appalling. Please look at it as another step towards national reconciliation instead of trying to cause divisions with misguided statements such as yours.

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    Anon Thursday, 4 February 2016 17:56

    a summary of this comment: "WHEN WILL WE START TALKING ABOUT MEEEEE??? A SIMPLE SINHALA MAN!!!! WAHHHHH"

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    BUSHEL Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:18

    Ram u r 100% rite. This tamil version will definitely create seperatism

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    AA Friday, 5 February 2016 06:46

    Attitude of people like Ram has brought the Nation to sing in 2 languages.

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    Channa Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:54

    Good. This should have been done in 2010.

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    Bubble Banda Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:04

    Yes putha, but MR

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    Bana Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:56

    A one of the positive steps towards reconciliation. Tamils must feel now, that they, slowly but definitely will have equal rights in this beautiful country in time to come under this Yahapalanaya Government.

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    Andrew Pitugala Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:59

    That is reconciliation! Let us,without delay formulate the new constitution with justice and equality for ALL the citizens of Srilanka,Jayawewa!

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    Podi Seeya Thursday, 4 February 2016 13:00

    Excellent! These types of gestures can warmth the hearts of even Northern Tamil brothers and sisters. Another step towards ethnic reconciliation.

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    Ashok Thursday, 4 February 2016 16:15

    It did warm my heart to be honest.

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    tears Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:39

    believe me - I started to tear

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    Sincere Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:23

    What is important is national unity among all ethnic groups. We all are one Sri Lankan nation!

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    Siva Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:25

    Excellent! As a Tamil I welcome this as first step towards real reconciliation. Good luck srilanka! Wishes from UK.

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    Badur Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:36

    Greatest moment for Sri Lanka. Thank you yahapalana government for making this long felt need a reality.

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    BanisMama Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:44

    At last on the correct track where we can all live as one. Long live the President.

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    Bubble Banda Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:24

    This event should be written on Golden Letters on the book of history of SriLanka.

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    palitha Galapitiya-Japan Thursday, 4 February 2016 14:48

    Wonderful Move! This should have been done from the first independence in 1948 onward.

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    Sam Thursday, 4 February 2016 15:27

    Wow that was icing on the cake . Great feeling that this is my country. We all belong to one nation. Thank you president and prime minister .

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    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:22

    Thanks for your comment, well atleast from this year on wards it will be practised.

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    Perera Thursday, 4 February 2016 15:28

    Ananda Samarakoon must be turning in his grave.

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    Manel fonseka Friday, 5 February 2016 08:22

    Why would he? He would probably have welcomed it.

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    Amith Thursday, 4 February 2016 15:36

    When both the Sinhalese and Tamils call their mothers as "AMMA" what is the problem saying any other in Tamil? Amma is the most precious and valuable word to call your Mother why worry about other words? Cant these racist goons understand this?

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    Eds Thursday, 4 February 2016 15:37

    Lets sing this is arabic and malay too!

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    Dodo Friday, 5 February 2016 08:15

    The National Languages of Sri Lanka are Tamil and Sinhala.. Not arabic..! Ignorance!!!

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    vithura Thursday, 4 February 2016 16:11

    Well done MS

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    J Palitha Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:54

    For sure you will be our President for another 10 years for sure.

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    maha baba Thursday, 4 February 2016 16:14

    Bravo.. Bravo ...!!I salute the government for this gesture and not bowing down to silly and stupid sentimental statements from racist uneducated donkeys.Well done again.

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    poraa Thursday, 4 February 2016 16:18

    Good comments but Muslim people will get hurt if not sing National anthem in Arabic.what you people say those who said good two languages. Then we will sing in English too.wonder of Yahapalanaya.. Jayawewa

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    Muslim Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:02

    Dear sir, muslims speak either Tamil or Sinhala. Arabic is not our mother tongue.

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    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:53

    After learning English, next year hopefully Weerawansa will sing the National Anthem in broken English.

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    Jurassic100 Thursday, 4 February 2016 17:02

    Is this the way to reconciliation or down to earth political posturing?Reality is that singing of national anthem in Tamil language should have been postponed by one year with a guarantee from Prime Minister Wickramasinghe of Constitutional amendment by 04 February 2017.For all those who applaud, blame yourself each time government acts in contravention of the Constitution, in the future.

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    Putha Friday, 5 February 2016 07:08

    @Jurassic, you are truly still living in the Jurassic era!

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    Ray Thursday, 4 February 2016 17:51

    national anthem in one language in state events should be enough whilst at regional events maybe official translations can be allowed. later on if there is a Muslim uprising we will have this issue again with call for more languages. via DM iOS App

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    Rez Friday, 5 February 2016 12:59

    @ray, do you have brain or it is full of racism shit? people like u never be happy in your life time

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    Roshan Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:19

    Czechoslovakia used two National Anthems in two different languages. Afterwards The country divided into Czech and Slovakia (two countries) on the intervention of UNO. Pl be careful this may be the first step. Hope higher authorities will keep an eye on what is happening. At last do not say I did not Know that..

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    Kadupol Jothywansa Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:26

    We heard that Weerawansa

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    J Palitha Thursday, 4 February 2016 21:46

    Yes, he is going to fast to death, it will be a good show.

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    aj Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:35

    What a proud morement for all srilankas finally we have started a process to have a meaningful indipendence for all.great job by his excellency and the government. via DM Android App

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    Proud Sri Lankan Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:00

    Great feeling for all. Sinhala and Tamil are the only two National languages. Why make fuss?

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    piyaratneliyanage Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:01

    if you are a buddhist practice it in any language ,then you may attain nirwana . race is invalid . yahapalana welldone.

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    shak Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:01

    GOOSEBUMPS...

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    fayas Friday, 5 February 2016 06:01

    fool Remember arabic is not national language. dont create rasism via DM Android App

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    Sabry Friday, 5 February 2016 08:18

    Mr. poraa muslims mother tongue is Tamil not Arabic.we are Sri Lankans not Arabians. so we never ask to sing in Arabic. via DM Android App

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    Shan Friday, 5 February 2016 09:05

    Very impressive and inspiring. Prabhakaran couldnt achieve it. via DM iOS App

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