Written by News 1st
14 Apr, 2014 | 9:18 am
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Sinhala and Tamil New Year message says that the dawn of this New Year will take pride in the nation’s efforts towards building a nation self-sufficient in an abundant harvest of nature’s blessings.
The President in his message also stated that the New Year has dawned at a time when production and development in agriculture and other spheres are making a tremendous progress.
The President also added in his message that it is essential to build national unity to usher in rapid development in the country.
President Rajapaksa further says in his message that the most valued quality of this New Year festival is taking the ideal of understanding and unity beyond the family, to the village, the city and the entire country.
The message said that taking this spirit of reconciliation towards Sri Lanka being crowned the Wonder of Asia should be a firm commitment of all Sri Lankans at this Avurudhu festival.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a statement says that the common objective of each new year ritual is to spread good will not only within the minds of the people, but also across our families and the society at large.
He adds that the Sinhala and Hindu New Year needs to fill our minds with rights thoughts to transform our country a better place to live in. in order to make the new year meaningful.
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