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Lasting peace and harmony are inevitable for a country to make progress in development and other areas of concern, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan said in his New Year message.

Expressing his heartiest wishes to the Tamil and Sinhala people of this country on this special day of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Mr. Sampanthan said that he prayed that in this New Year the country would be able to overcome all the obstacles and challenges in framing a new Constitution, which paves the way to achieve a lasting solution to the national question and gives the right to the people to live with dignity, self-respect and self-esteem.

"I appeal to all people, as we celebrate this New Year together, let us also work together in order to bring true peace, better understanding, ethnic harmony and genuine reconciliation among our people," he said.

"May this New Year bring new hope to all of us, especially my prayers are for those who are less fortunate and have been suffering, and may their longstanding sufferings come to an end in this New Year," his message stated.

  Comments - 23

  • mike Friday, 13 April 2018 08:46 PM

    true peace will come the day you die .we dont want racists on either side via DM Android App

    das Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:27 PM

    We need to get rid of ethno-religious political parties to do that

    Sumathu M Saturday, 14 April 2018 08:49 PM

    Be a TRUE opposition leader first.

    mk Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:28 AM

    I think you mean true 'piece'... a true piece of Sri Lanka for yourself

    ANTON Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:42 AM


    Aravida Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:07 PM

    You are every where today. You must be confused because you have no celebration.

    ANTON Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:43 PM


    Sofia Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:38 PM

    For trrue peace, first find another CM for Northern Province, someone who would endorse your sentiments instead of sowing discord.

    Raj Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:44 PM

    By reading above comments we sri Lankan still looking through our racists eye only. Very difficult to change the mind set of sri Lankan people

    Siyabala Saturday, 14 April 2018 03:01 PM

    So you say that Sampanthan is not a racist? He only talks of federalism and nothing about the South being the opposition leader

    Bala Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:04 PM

    Unfortunately, all instigators of racial hatred are given too much prominence by media that people are confused. So it is best if some real dialogue with genuine concerns but even handed would be brought forth.

    jinadasa Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:21 PM

    work together in order to bring true peace,: If worked together with other communities forgetting differences by now all problems solved.

    sach Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:53 PM

    Then please vacate your ill gotten opposition leader's post. It belongs to those who voted for UPFA

    chandra Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:04 PM

    Let us work together to bring for ever peace rather than true peace. Anyhow I highly appreciate your support and all must be working together honoursly and sacrifices should be done without shellfish.

    TONY Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:36 PM


    Derrick Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:12 PM

    Truth is We all grew up in an environment dominated by religious and ethical disharmony difficult to get rid of. Unless main religions pursue with committment see no way out

    GH Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:44 PM

    War ended, peace brought to the beautiful SRI LANKA dates back in 2009, after destroying the LTTE. Unfortunately, once again TERRORISM raised its head after 2015 election.That is our fate.

    Nilame Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:52 PM

    You will only get peace after achieving your desired federal system implemented.

    ra Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:05 PM

    Mr.Sampanthan, please note that it is unethical for you to be a puppet opposition leader. Please resign and let someone else as the opposition leader so that it can improve democracy in Sri Lanka. Without a good opposition, there can be no democracy.

    karigalan Sunday, 15 April 2018 09:06 AM

    Do u still believe u can get a solution from these rulersFor the all who made comments above don't you think as SL we have problemJust look few months back what u did to Muslims Racism and dominating attitude is in our blood happy new year to all

    Cobra Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:30 PM

    Thanks to the JO Sampanthan can devote full time for his people and that's what he's doing!

    CITIZEN Monday, 16 April 2018 08:52 AM


    Kirthi Monday, 16 April 2018 08:57 AM

    No Tamil land(s) in Sri Lanka!. The entire land of the island belongs to all Sri Lankans! Peace will prevail once your lot start preaching that.

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