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Six-year-old writes to PM on environmental conservation

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A six-year-old half Sri Lankan boy Abdullah who lives in London has written a letter to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa requesting him to protect the country's environment for the future generation.

In the letter written on November 26, Abdullah said his "heart was hundred per cent full of love for amazing Sri Lanka" and wanted to congratulate the PM for his victory. "My mom told me all about it," the letter said.

He said he wanted to discuss something very important with the PM; “Please, can you make the environment your biggest priority? Our future is in your hands,” he said.

The boy requested the PM to put all systems in place to protect the country's wonderful beaches and seas. “That way turtles will be safe and visit Sri Lankan beaches every year, just like I will. I wish you the very best! Lots of love, Abdullah,” the boy signed off.

While replying to the letter in a tweet, Prime Minister Rajapaksa thanked the boy and said he had received the written letter. The PM also said the letter had motivated and encouraged him. “The letter reminded me of the responsibility we as the older generation have towards our youngsters. I hope to one day meet you in person and wish you the very best," the PM tweeted.

  Comments - 7

  • Recaz Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:22 AM

    Well done Abdullah... Hope you visit Sri Lanka very soon... Hats off to our Hon PM for his excellent reply...

    TONY Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:41 AM


    keith Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:24 AM

    This is not the writing of a 6 year old... good thoughts in it though

    Goone Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:00 AM

    That’s what I thought as well.

    Hawkeye Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:39 AM

    Oscar Wilde was right in saying that 'comparisons are odious'. But I wonder how other PM's or Presidents would have reacted. Would they have even deigned to reply ? Within one day ? Listening to the people ... especially the younger generation is always the way to go !

    Neville Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:50 AM

    Yes Keith, I too think so. However these sentiments expressed whether by a small child or his parents worthy of appreciation. Let him grow into a man who loves the environment and people.

    Irony Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:19 AM

    "...Sri Lankan Boy living in London" oh well, when in Rome ;-)

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