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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the special in this New Year celebration is the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realize the need for unity among all our people.

“This is a time to realize that throughout history our strength as a nation has come from the mutual understanding and co-existence that made us rise together to defend our Motherland, the President stated in his message issued for Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The President stated the unity that prevails without communal divisions in the celebration of this New Year, participating in traditions such as the coming together of families and visiting of relatives helps strengthen peace and unity among all.

Following is the full text of the message by President Sirisena;

I am pleased to send this message of greetings and good wishes when the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is celebrated as all Sri Lankans come together in the joy of festivity.

Nature's new season of spring and the dawn of the New Year, marked by the transition of the Sun from the House of Pisces to that of Aries, bring the revival of hope and expectation in all aspects of life.

In giving prominence to religious and cultural traditions, and the best social values, in the New Year celebrations, our people show their recognition of the age-old humane values that enrich our lives to this day. What stands out is the coming together in unity and peace, amidst the spirit of sharing and goodwill to all.

What is special in this New Year celebration is the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realize the need for unity among all our people.

This is a time to realize that throughout history our strength as a nation has come from the mutual understanding and co-existence that made us rise together to defend our Motherland. Similarly, the unity that prevails without communal divisions in the celebration of this New Year, participating in traditions such as the coming together of families and visiting of relatives helps strengthen peace and unity among all.

At a time of well directed action taken with singular mind and purpose by all our nation's children to take our Motherland to prosperity, this national cultural festival provides a great opportunity to reach this goal. Let us all come together in the joy of festive unity.

It is my request that you refrain from partaking or offering alcohol and tobacco on this festive occasion, and my wish that this Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be one of joy and prosperity to all Sri Lankans,” the statement concluded.
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  • Puran Appu Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:21 PM

    Dear Mr President we wish you a happy new year! So long as there are nice words moda sinhalaya will accept anything what you say. I wish you and people will rebuild our image stolen by Westerner

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:23 AM

    without mahinda and crooks in power of course always we have happy happy new year. i wish all sri lankans same.

    ponil Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:56 AM

    lots of wadei,dosai.wattalappan.

    hiran gunawardena Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:55 PM

    Yeah he will say Kewum neththam Cake kapalla via DM Android App

    Waco Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:57 PM

    Are you not the re-incarnation of Elara?

    sri lankan Wednesday, 15 April 2015 06:04 PM

    If comments by puran appu and waco above reflect the majority of our thinking then let me say that we are doomed as a nation.

    tissa Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:16 AM

    Mr President,may the year ahead be a better and blessed with peace and prosperity.Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

    Goutam Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:58 AM

    Hindus and Buddhists are brothers. Lord Buddha himself born as a Hindu prince.Therefore Tamil Hindus and Buddhist Sinhala should live like brothers and sisters in on nation, Sri Lanka! Any differences should be sorted out in a brotherly manner.Wish a Happy New Year!

    Waco Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:27 AM

    Troncomalee NAVAL BASE is the most important Habour in Sri Lanka. To recover this area 70 lives were sacrificed. You gave away that land. What a foolish thing.

    Waco Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:31 AM

    Your immediate resignation is very welcome by the nation.

    Waco Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:38 AM

    The Prime Minister is cunning Fox. He is taking about Tourism in Koggala purely to take the attention of people away from Wat they are doing in North and East.

    Waco Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:45 AM

    We need the Trincomalee NAVY Camp as a Training facility. Bring back the 450 Sailers sent to Boossa, immediately. If not you are risking the security of the Nation.

    Waco Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:53 AM

    You want to avoid a war? Only way you can achieve is giving them " Eelam " It will not stop there, thereafter they will fight for hill country Tea Plantation area. To avoid war you will have to give that area too. Use your head Mr. President.

    Premalal Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:09 PM

    Good governance my foot. Happy new year to all anyway even to you Mr . President who is letting the people down by the day.

    Waco Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:17 AM

    Mr.President/ Prime Minister,Bring back the Mankulam Police Division. Police Stations are required for civil administration.

    Mohamed Sameer Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:21 PM

    Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year for all Sri Lankan. ..,.May this New year bring peace and harmony among all communities and religions in sri lanka ..May God Bless you all ..

    Waco Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:30 AM

    The Governor of North and the GA Trincomalee were removed due to no fault of theirs. Both are retired Army Officers, hence civilians. Please re-Instate them immediately..

    Wish For NewYear Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:23 PM

    Dear President M3, CBk We wish you all for happy new year


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