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No need to amend national flag: Ruwan

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There is no need to amend the national flag which we inherited together with our Independence, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said today.

“ The government has appointed a committee to see how the national flag can be changed. Why should one change the national flag which we inherited together with our independence? ,” Mr. Wijewardene asked during a ceremony held at UNP headquarters to mark the 73rd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence today.

“The British followed the concept of divide and rule to govern our country during the colonial period. They seized the opportunity created by the Sinhala-Muslim riots to arrest those who fought for freedom such as D. S. Senanayake and F. R, Senanayake. It was Ponnambalam Ramanthan who went to the UK and spoke on behalf of these people. Actually leaders representing all communities including D. S. Senanayake, F. R Senanayake, Ponnambalam Ramanathan , Ponnambalam Arunachalam , T. B. Jayah got together to gain Independence for Sri Lanka. One also cannot forget the late D. R. Wijewardene. However it seems that the present government is also following a divide and rule policy,” Mr. Wijewardene said.

“The UNP founded by the late Prime Minister Senanayake stood for national unity. UNP is an entity of all communities in the country. We have faced issues because of this policy as some even pasted the LTTE label on us. However all ethnic and religious groups should come together to make Sri Lanka great,” he added.(Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 7

  • Shelly Thursday, 04 February 2021 07:38 PM

    Only change the stance of the Lion , put the other leg down .

    Thor Friday, 05 February 2021 07:30 AM

    Why not? The lion badly needs a 'Satakaya'!!!

    Lord Kent Friday, 05 February 2021 10:00 AM

    As a foreigner living in Sri Lanka can any reader please explain to me what is supposedly wrong with the lion on the flag as the Daily Mirror has once again failed to explain the story fully. Many thanks.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 05 February 2021 10:07 AM

    Absolutely, as mentioned earlier, the Ex-uniform type apparently has a thing about lions going back to his comments about the lions at the entrance to Sigiri.

    FF Friday, 05 February 2021 10:31 AM


    Jude Friday, 05 February 2021 10:42 AM

    HEY the lion symbolic!! Do you know?? the lion rule the jungle, the lion is the proudest animal, just to give you an idea, when lion want to do his bizness(poop) the lion go to HIGH grass area for cover!!!

    MSF49 Friday, 05 February 2021 11:19 AM

    Do not change the Lion Flag, Change all the Politicians they do not know to run a country, only rob country of everything and leave us poor.

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