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* Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls on all forces to join hands to develop the country's economy
Sat, May 29, 2010, 11:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has called on every one to give up party politics to join hands in building the country's economy.

The Prime Minister addressing the Central Provincial councilors, public sector employees and the public during the ceremony to inaugurate the "Sraddanjalee" programme in Kandy on May 28 had made this statement.

"Let us give up partisan politics and party leaders, religious leaders, government department heads, social groups and the media must join hands to build up the economy by being useful to your community and the country," Jayaratne had said.

He had said that every one hopes for the creation of a society of great patriots and to create a just society and that the teachings of the Lord Buddha should be followed and respected.

The Premier had pointed out that all religions speak of the need to live simple lives and be helpful to one's fellowmen and pointed out that if everyone lived by these teachings a just society could be built.

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