President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that songs disgracing the country could help those who want to divide the motherland.
“I have heard a song which says ‘May Rate minissu thanikara kellinne pissu’ but the songs composed in the days gone by said ‘loken Uthum rata Lankawai’, such patriotic songs have served a great deal in our fight for the freedom of the country. Please remember songs disgracing the country could help those who want to divide the motherland,” the President said.
He made this comment at the 162nd Prize giving Ceremony of the Royal College, held at the College last Tuesday.
The President also told school children gathered, “Your way of thinking has a tremendous impact upon the country. Similarly what you write or what you speak also affects the county. Today your country is inconvenienced a lot, due to false rumors. Only you can stop such rumors.” (Daily Mirror online)
Comments - 8
AF Tuesday, 03 May 2011 05:36 PM
Mr. President things have changed. Both songs give a glimpse of the changes..
pinadibath Tuesday, 03 May 2011 06:14 PM
Songwriters and singers today are simply disgusted with everything in the country. Politicians are responsible for this so dont blame the songwriters. look inwards.
sajith Tuesday, 03 May 2011 06:17 PM
MR couldnt understand the goal of that song.
ila Tuesday, 03 May 2011 07:14 PM
if you force patriotism on people, people will resist. Let the peopel chose to be patriots.
rosh Tuesday, 03 May 2011 07:37 PM
Oh seems Sunil @ Gypsies will be the next victim as he sang many songs like Lankaawee etc
Nelum E Pushpasiri Friday, 06 May 2011 04:04 AM
Exactly President MR is quit right. Most of the entire music field persons has to be think about the young generation and the future.
S Aran Johnny Thursday, 05 May 2011 12:48 PM
I love these songs. A person who is the President of a country should get on with the business of running the country and not get too emotional with things that are meant to be forms of entertainment for people. Just get on with life Your Excellency!
freehit Wednesday, 04 May 2011 05:15 PM
What's wrong penning sarcastic lyrics about the shortcomings of the society? If all lyric writers start writing patriotic songs only, people will give up listening to songs altogether.
Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.