Written by Staff Writer
26 May, 2015 | 7:52 pm
The Ranbhumi Rally for Unity reached Mawanella, the 57th stop on its journey across the country, fostering national unity by bringing Sri Lankan hearts together.
The Rally commenced its journey from Galegedara.
The Ranbhumi Rally for Unity, spreading the message of reconciliation and coexistence from village to village, commenced its journey on Tuesday May 26 from the village of Galagedara. A glorious procession and marching band was organised to welcome the rally.
The people of Galagedera ceremonially gifted a brick for the Ranbhumi Monument. The Ranbhumi Rally for Unity then proceeded to Rambukkana.
Organised by MTV/MBC, News 1st, Colombo Port City and the National Youth Services Council, the Ranbhumi Rally for Unity arrived in Rambukkana to a warm welcome from the people. Large crowds gathered in Rambukkana to join in the Ranbhumi Rally for Unity.
The people of Rambukkana too ceremonially gifted a brick for the Ranbhumi monument, casting aside divisions of ethnicity and religion. The Ranbhumi Rally then proceeded to Mawanella, the endpoint of today’s leg of the countrywide journey, with the blessings of the public.
The people of Mawanella too warmly welcomed the Ranbhumi Rally, the first and only programme undertaken to ensure national unity. The people of Mawanella gathered alongside the route to wish the rally symbolising their commitment to unity in diversity.
The name of Mawanella too will be marked on the Ranbhumi monument. The Ranbhumi Rally will reach the town of Gampola, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday May 27.
The Ranbhumi Rally is scheduled to reach Nawalapitiya at 11 a.m. and then proceed to Ginigathhena, the endpoint of Wednesday’s leg of the journey, at 2 p.m.
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