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* One country one nation and one law, Sri Lanka President says
Sun, Mar 21, 2010, 01:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that today Sri Lanka has emerged as a nation where all communities can live together, enjoying their rights equally and his sole objective was one country one nation and one law.

Addressing a massive election rally at the Urban Council playgrounds in Nuwara Eliya yesterday (20) the President said that all communities in the island can now live in peace and harmony without any discrimination and his government has been able to equally provide the benefits of development to the public in both urban areas and rural areas.

The President requested the public to join hands with the government at this election to defeat any threats against the country by electing a strong government which would be an investment for the future generations.

President Rajapaksa pointed out that the estate community is also Sri Lankans and not a separate community. He urged the children of the estate community to pursue higher education for a better future as they cannot always pluck tea.

Addressing the gathering in Tamil, President Rajapaksa emphasized that his aim is to build one nation, one community under one system of justice to treat all the public under same law in a unitary state.

Ruling United People's Freedom Alliance candidates, Ministers Arumugam Thondaman, C.B. Ratnayake, V. Puthirasigamani, Navin Dissanayake and P. Radhakrishnan, Kumara Dassanayake, J.M.C. Jayasekera, Arulsamy and Rajadorai were present at this meeting.

(Pictures by Sudath Silva)

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