Only united people can make Sri Lanka strong: PM

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Only a path that unites all can pave the way for a stronger Sri Lanka, a path that calls for what each of us can give of ourselves to our nation, to our common future and to a better tomorrow, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in his Independence Day message yesterday.

The full text of his message follows:

"As Sri Lanka celebrates the 69th Independence Day, I believe that we are also celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the election of Good Governance Government.

To make the spirit of freedom more meaningful to us all, the Government must take steps that reaffirm the liberties of the people with regard to their economic, social and spiritual well being.

During the past two years, we have been able to achieve many steps in the right direction; restore democratic values, rebuild relationships with friendly nations and affirm mutual trust while focusing on revitalizing the economy towards laying the foundation for a nation that has overcome various differences and is firmly anchored on principles of freedom and human values.

Only a path that unites all can pave the way for a stronger Sri Lanka, a path that calls for what each of us can give of ourselves to our nation, to our common future and to a better tomorrow.

May we as Sri Lankans possess the courage and the determination to choose that path this Independence Day."

  Comments - 4

  • gobbaya Saturday, 04 February 2017 09:46 AM

    please give it back to the BRITISH......after 69 years you guys all have proved time and time again how to not rule a country via DM Android App

    concern Saturday, 04 February 2017 09:19 PM

    Do we have those kind of people in SL?

    Dr. Watson Saturday, 04 February 2017 10:24 AM

    Only a corrupt free country can make Sri Lanka strong. It seems the "CURRUPT" is no longer in his vocabulary.

    Nandani Saturday, 04 February 2017 02:25 PM

    Only educated and honest people can make Sri Lanka strong.


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