​New Year will bring communities closer together -Cameron

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed hope that this Sinhala-Tamil New Year will bring communities closer together in helping to heal the wounds of the past in Sri Lanka.

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in Sri Lanka. When I met with President Sirisena in Downing Street last month I offered my support for the steps his government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation,” Mr. Caneron said in a Sinhaa-Tamil New Year massage.

PM Cameron said:

“I would like to send my best wishes to everyone in Britain, Sri Lanka and around the world celebrating Aluth Avurudda and to all Tamil communities celebrating Puthandu today. It’s a 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 the fantastic contribution Tamil and Sinhalese communities make to Britain. We see it around us, every single day – in our schools and our hospitals, in the arts and businesses – you play an incredibly important and positive role.

“I’m sure many people celebrating today will be thinking of loved ones overseas, especially in Sri Lanka. When I met with President Sirisena in Downing Street last month I offered my support for the steps his government has begun to take to address the issues of the past. But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation.

“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.”
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  • Weediya Bandaya Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:14 PM

    Thank you. We no your hidden wish Mr Cameron. But it is not your fault. It is the ignorant Lankans who knowingly fall into your trap.

    Peter Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:43 AM

    Take a good care of your Tamil brothers and sisters for few votes. Do not try to destroy that beautiful island as your ancestors did.

    Reality Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:49 AM

    Mr Cameron, clean up the mess you created in Iraq before you come preaching to us.Without inspecting toilet in Jaffna, if your intentions are sincere, better send a team with equipment to clear up the land mines LTTE planted in the northern province.

    Sinhala_Man Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:03 PM

    Thank you, Cameron, for that "correct" statement, capitalising on the Miliband gaffe.

    mahinda Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:07 PM

    The european s distructed our country progress.camaron is talking through his hat

    Dayawathie Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:42 PM

    We are always together Mr Cameron, but you were the ones who introduced "Divide and Rule". Remember ?.

    dilip Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:43 PM

    Mr.Came L ron, what do you know about Srilanka.?The only Tamils you know are the ones with the voting power in your constituency. So cut the crap man .Talking big.Before the conference you saw my country only on maps.is your big mouth close now? Have you forgotten about all the big talk about war tribunals.

    Be Fair Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:04 PM

    Dear Cameron,Appreciate your wishes, but is It sincere.Over the years it has brought all Sri Lankans together, until you guys came and messed it up for us

    peradunu king. Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:09 PM

    What hidden conspiracy Bando?ask him and mr Obama too to cancel all the politicians and their families citizenships.

    Nawaz Dawood Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:13 PM

    We do not need your wishes to live in harmony. We only want you not to meddle in internal affairs of Sri Lanka. We wish an international probe into illegal action of Britain in Gulf war and beyond. We want an international probe in race relations in your country.

    nimal Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:31 PM

    thanks..Mr Cameron..but the election of UK is very near now..concentrate fully to that..the.government may change.. via DM Android App

    Lib Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:34 PM

    Closer on two countries?

    Nelum Fernando Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:02 PM

    Stop trying to preach us about unity and human rights. What US/UK did to indigenous people lived in Diego Garcia is a well known secret. Those people were chased away to Mauritius by force and invaded their homeland. Try not to intimidate power of our nation.

    Ryan Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:07 PM

    so if we have good relationships with all countries is it cuz we are fools brainwashed by pro MR facets. check your heads first. via DM Android App

    Umagiliya Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:12 PM

    We never heard from you before! Is it because you were part of the regime chanage?not for too long Mr.Cammaron!

    Pathirana Wednesday, 15 April 2015 01:55 PM

    Mr Cameron,It looks like you have changed your tone a bit. When you went to commonwealth conferrance you completely hijacked the event and ran behind Tamils for cheap properganda. If countries like UK stop interfering and supporting extremely dangerous terrorists such as Tamil Tigers , our communities will come together sooner. As long as you support Tamil diaspora who are living outside the country wants to keep the conflict open for their own benefit. This is true what is happening all around the world. Some of the tiger leaders and leading diaspora members living very comfortable lives in UK and other countries at the expense of innocent Tamils in Sri Lanka. They are the people who wants UN intervention to keep the country divided for their own benefit.Therefore UK and other countries need to come out of the trap and allow Sri Lanka to solve its own problems.

    Niyamapora Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:26 PM

    Your are right ?. Hay man you should know that event has been there for many many years . That never did anything to settle the difference between the two communities. Your past rulers invaded to created a situation whereby nothing can solve this issue. So keep off . Leave us alone what you did is that changed the regime for destruction of the nation.

    simon Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:27 PM

    We are fully aware of the New Year celebrations !!

    ralph Sunday, 19 April 2015 04:12 PM

    Mr Cameron sent wishes to all inSri Lanka celebrating this New Year not like labour leader miliband who only sent wishes to the Tamil community should he get to power I forsee great problems for our now peaceful island.

    saliyau Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:29 PM

    Just Mind your own business and look after your country which is in a messWe can look after ourselves

    Gamarala Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:36 PM

    Anything for the tamil diaspora vote in the UK elections. I find this hypocrisy laughable. Since when has the UK shown such interest in human rights in other countries? Beware of these shysters.

    Gamarala Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:40 PM

    Where were all these people when the LTTE was bombing innocent civilians and murdering anyone who stood in their way for over 30 years. . Not a sound out of them at that time. Now that we have peace at last, with the elimination of the LTTE, everyone seems to be worried about the human rights of the perpetrators and not of the victims.

    Sincere Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:47 PM

    Thank you sir. Your ancestors separated them with their divide and rule policy, and today you are helping us to unite. Jolly good!

    mel Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:52 PM

    Shut up Cameron. You will be out on your ear in May after the election, and good riddance too. For the sake of a few Tamil votes you are interfering in an independent country and mouthing according to LTTE propaganda machine .

    gigurawa Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:56 PM

    I hope the British Prime Minister has not had the occasion to read the New Year Message of Our Prime Minister, Mr Ranil Wickramasinghe, which is not only gobbledegook, but also an affront to the language bestowed to us by the British.

    Ari Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:16 PM

    Sri Lankan communities have been living together for centuries until countries like yours invaded us and played the divide and conquer rule to destroy the ethnic harmony. So stop preaching to us.

    umara Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:23 PM

    dear sir you have understand how is all community live to gather in unitedkindom you have beautifully send the message to all srilankan hope fully my vote is for you sir.

    Raja Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:30 PM

    Mr Cameron looks sincere but he certainly is nave to believe there is a conflict between Tamils and Sinhalese. The conflict is between Sri Lankans and LTTE Tamil Terrorists supported by the LTTE created TNA and other Tamil separatists.Also, I thought the investigation is by the UNHRC (which accepted the US engineered resolution by a small margin) and not by the UN.

    Avrudu kumar Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:36 PM

    Really!!! where was this SOB when the war was on, when our president was an outcast Just because he gave these and other folks the middle finger and brought peace where even MY3 and clan are enjoying !!!!

    MightyAtom Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:27 PM

    The SOBs were all there warning to stop the murder of innocent citizens. The pinheads at the top gave no heed and now have to face the music. Sir, fix them and that too soon.

    Pandithaya Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:43 PM

    Thank you Prime Minister for your well meaning speech.Yes the Sinhalese and the Tamil Community in the UK are working together4 for our well being

    Ari Wednesday, 15 April 2015 01:41 AM

    Have you been to the UK where mosques have been torched by white extremists. Also have you tried changing terminals at Heathrow airport to see how coloured people are treated.

    Sam Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:33 AM

    MR Milliband we know where you coming from. Thanks for wishes , but it is much better if you are not interfere with our internal affairs. That is our wish.

    Alahakoon Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:43 AM

    History I read says Lanka was a divided country before SUDDA came. DutuGamunu lived 2000 years back :-(

    Nims Wednesday, 15 April 2015 02:47 AM

    Thank you Mr Cameron. At least you had the courtesy to acknowledge the contribution of Sinhalese community living in UK. But what did Milliband said yesterday? He thanked the Tamils and promised to push for a separate State for them if he becomes the PM (http://www.adaderana.lk/news/30481/we-will-continue-to-push-for-independent-probe-ed-miliband). What an insult to British voters? It is time for every British voter to realise who this man is. He has NO vision for your country. He is inciting terrorism against a sovereign country. We Sri Lankans are always here to welcome you all. We are NOT racists or Terrorists like Milliband. Please visit our country and understand the truth. Please reject all politicians who are inciting and supporting terrorism in other countries and attempting to grab the power by hook or crook. He is a disgrace to the entire UK.

    Jaya Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:04 AM

    Initially UK interested in selling their weapons to Tigers then the target was Tamil votes in UK. Also Tamil diaspora funding helped Cameron many ways including his election campaign

    San Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:59 AM

    Exactly right. We all know who you are.

    melons Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:01 AM

    Why after all these years? I have been living in uk over 30 yrs. Never heard such a thing. Uk politics is coming dirty.

    SL Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:46 AM

    "But I was also clear that the Government must go further and that they must continue to offer full support to the ongoing UN investigation...." Do you want fires with that PM? I mean kiribath and lunu miris?

    MOHAMED MARZOOK Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:13 AM

    TRUE THEY THEY RULED US BY DIVIDING US. BUT AFTER THEY LEFT WHAT DID WE DO. WE OURSELVES SCHEMED BY THE SELF-SEEKING POLITICIANS CREATED MORE ISSUES FOR DIVISIONS. EVERY OPPORTUNITY THAT WAS THERE TO HEAL THE PAST WOUNDS WERE DESTROYED BY THESE POLITICIANS AND WE BECAME THEIR FOOLISH FOLLOWERS. THOSE SRI LANKANS WHO LIVE IN THE UK KNOW HOW IT HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS WITH ALL COMMUNITIES WHETHER THEY AR WHITES OR BLACKS OF ANY RELIGION OR RACE ARE TREATED EQUALLY AND THAT THE SYSTEM IS SO DEVISED THAT ANYONE WHO TRY TO CUASE DISRUPTION TO THIS EQUALITY IS NOT TOLERATED. LET US LEARN FROM THE UK THAN BLAMING THEM FOR THE PAST.

    Sinhalaya Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:22 AM

    Happy puthandu to you PM

    Chamsi Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:23 AM

    Please stay away. We can manage our own. Better if you can solve the issues in your country first.

    Henry Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:48 AM

    Well said buddy!

    Henry Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:49 AM

    Well said buddy!

    Henry Wednesday, 15 April 2015 05:51 AM

    If he is sincere why he is with diaspora?

    Saman Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:35 AM

    Get lost pal!

    Siribiris Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:42 AM

    During the coming year have a good look at yourself. Publish the Chilcott Report and prosecute Tony Blair and George Bush.Stop preaching to others. Put your house in order.

    jan chandra Wednesday, 15 April 2015 07:50 AM

    Please do not interfere in our politics.


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