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Govt. will usher in prosperity to all Sri Lankans: Prez

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The Government will usher in prosperity to all Sri Lankans irrespective of racial or religious differences as stated in the government policy statement, Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said in his Thai Pongal message.

“On this blessed day, they boil freshly harvested rice with milk with the wish for prosperity for themselves, their families, the country and the entire world at large. My sole objective and that of our Government is to usher in prosperity to all Sri Lankans irrespective of racial or religious differences. What contains in our government policy statement, Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour, is the means to achieve this noble objective,” he said.

“Thai Pongal, also known as the Festival of Harvest, is one of the foremost religious and cultural festivals celebrated by Tamils around the globe. It signifies paying gratitude to the Sun, on which farmers rely for a bountiful harvest and the traditional way of life tied to agriculture and Mother Nature. Tamils who live by the Hindu faith consider Thai Pongal to mark the dawn of a new year during which their expectations would be fulfilled. On this joyful occasion, I join our Tamil brethren to share their joy and happiness,” he added. 

“Paying gratitude is a hallmark of the Sri Lankan society. Thai Pongal festival which dedicates the first harvest to the Sun symbolizes the values that our society cherishes since time immemorial. As such, Thai Pongal has become an integral part of the national culture,

I extend my best wishes to Tamils of Sri Lanka who celebrate the Thai Pongal festival, which has earned the respect and recognition of the society and also which marks the noble virtues honoured by the people,” he said in his message.

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  • friendfriend Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:40 AM

    Nonsense! The country is bankrupt. Prosperity is only for your clan and friends.

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 14 January 2021 12:09 PM

    They can afford to add saffron in their curries whereas we cannot. Dan sapada?

    Michael Ranasinghe Thursday, 14 January 2021 10:55 AM

    Wow .. really ? Can we hold you to this or is it yet another bogus and hollow narrative ?

    SarangaDS Thursday, 14 January 2021 12:23 PM

    Please start by closing the airports.

    Ram Thursday, 14 January 2021 01:15 PM

    How nice, the news is that the new dog trainers are sent to Parliament for duty

    warren Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:50 PM

    Can anyone please define "prosperity?"

    Ahamed Rizly Ashraf Markar Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:58 PM

    Prosperity is continuous peace of mind. I don’t see it coming.

    Buddhist Thursday, 14 January 2021 07:47 PM

    Big talk no action!

    Ramesh Thursday, 14 January 2021 08:53 PM

    Thank you Sar! But what kind of prosperity?

    rss Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:46 PM

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