Written by News 1st
25 Dec, 2013 | 10:35 am
Extending his wishes for Christmas, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the festival of Christmas marks the birth of Jesus Christ – the prince of peace – who is known for the message of love that transcends all differences in society,
The President in his Christmas Day message also said that the birth of the infant Jesus, in a stable in Bethlehem, sends the important messages of simplicity in life, kindness to all, and care for nature and all beings that share this world with us.
President Rajapaksa added that the ringing of church bells at this festival sends out the joyous message of love and peace on earth to all those of goodwill, as Christians exchange and share the greetings of Christmas.
President Mahinda Rajpaksa also noted that the Christians of Sri Lanka are today free to celebrate with joy the birth of the founder of their faith in keeping with the traditions of the past.
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