Written by Staff Writer
14 Apr, 2015 | 7:11 am
President Maithripala Sirisena says that this year’s New Year celebration is special because of the spread of festivity amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community, with important strides being taken to realise the need for unity among all our people.
The President made this statement in his message to mark the dawning of the new year.
In his statement, the President noted that in giving prominence to religious and cultural traditions, and the best social values, in the New Year celebrations, the people of Sri Lanka show their recognition of the age-old humane values that enrich their lives on this day.
It added that what stands out is the coming together in unity and peace, amidst the spirit of sharing and goodwill to all.
The President also requested the public to come together in the joy of festive unity.
He also requested Sri Lankans to refrain from partaking or offering alcohol and tobacco on this festive occasion, and wished that this Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be one of joy and prosperity to all Sri Lankans.
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