Cameron looks forward to working with SL govt

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said he looks forward to working with the Sri Lankan government and expressed hope that this Sinhala and Tamil New Year will bring communities closer together in helping to heal the wounds of the past.

Sending his best wishes to everyone in Britain and Sri Lanka celebrating ‘Aluth Avurudda’ and to all Tamil communities celebrating ‘Puthandu’ Cameron said that Britain's Tamil and Sinhalese communities are huge success stories and doing great things for his nation.

The Prime Minister said:

I would like to send my best wishes to everyone in Britain and Sri Lanka celebrating Aluth Avurudda and to all Tamil communities celebrating Puthandu today.

I know this is an incredibly important time when millions of people will be coming together with families, friends and neighbours to celebrate their new year.

But it is also a time to remember that Britain's Tamil and Sinhalese communities are huge success stories and doing great things for our nation. I see this contribution every day. I see how Tamil and Sinhalese businessmen and women are boosting the economy by creating jobs and opportunities. I see how you contribute to our public services, as teachers in our schools, doctors in our hospitals. I see what you do in building strong communities. You play an immensely positive role.

When I met with President Sirisena in Malta last year, I announced a significant increase in UK support for reconciliation and human rights, recognising the considerable progress Sri Lanka has made and helping to ensure that President Sirisena can advance the important reform work he has already begun.

I look forward to working with the Sri Lankan government and I hope that this New Year will bring communities closer together in helping to heal the wounds of the past.

To everyone celebrating Puthandu and Aluth Avurudda, I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year.

  Comments - 17

  • Thanos Friday, 15 April 2016 02:54 PM

    Well thank you for the greetings Mr. Cameron.

    Queen E3 Friday, 15 April 2016 03:06 PM

    What do you have to say about Panama papers?

    Onlooker Friday, 15 April 2016 03:51 PM

    Cameron , so now you have finished with Panama Dealings ?

    Maya Friday, 15 April 2016 04:42 PM

    Kudos too Sri Lankans who are becoming a hard working community in all fields. There is hardly a Uni without a Sri Lankans. Big achievement for a tiny country.

    Yapa Friday, 15 April 2016 05:08 PM

    Just ignore this guy

    Royalist Friday, 15 April 2016 07:00 PM

    Just keep your mouth shut Cameron!

    Sri lankan Friday, 15 April 2016 07:01 PM

    Hope he will pay off the "Panama" TAX....What a shame!!!! SL don't Need your Greetings.....World leaders are the 'Robbers'.....not the common man.

    nimmi Friday, 15 April 2016 07:53 PM

    Hi David..pot calls kettle black...

    L De Silva Friday, 15 April 2016 09:49 PM

    BS All talk no action just some paltry aid coming this way not even enough to wipe ones backside but dictating to us how we should put our house in order just go put ur house in order first we hear that the foundation is crumbling typical left over colonial mentality via DM Android App

    M.M.M.Zarook Friday, 15 April 2016 10:14 PM

    Only now Mr.Cameron has woken up from his deep slumber to wish our countrymen "happy new year". All theLankase years where were you. Perhaps there would not have been leaders in Sri Lanka who were willing to dance to his tune.

    Cheers Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:15 AM

    What about your fathers assets offshore undeclared you are a ace rogue and how much money Tamil diaspora gave you and where is Blair the lier

    susi p Saturday, 16 April 2016 03:16 AM

    panama thief Cameron now wants to work with us?

    jude de Silva Saturday, 16 April 2016 05:40 AM

    and you save you job first Cameron!!!.

    Onlooker Saturday, 16 April 2016 08:49 AM

    The present leadership of our country is dancing the jiggs to the tunes of rogues of the calibre of Cameron.

    Eds Saturday, 16 April 2016 09:19 AM

    Bloody thief!

    Shelley. Friday, 15 April 2016 01:20 PM

    Foundation for reconciliation and human rights is economic prosperity. No rich country has the right to advise us on human rights while it being stingy. via DM Android App

    rosebud Friday, 15 April 2016 02:12 PM

    Vote catching via DM Android App


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