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* Youth organization in Sri Lanka calls for money, dowry and caste to be replaced with love
Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 11:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 15, Colombo: A youth organization in Sri Lanka has commenced a campaign to promote the theme of replacing money, dowry and caste systems with love.

The Socialist Youth Union (SYU) organized this campaign with an event, called the "Painting of Love" to coincide with Valentine's Day, at the Mount Lavinia beach Friday evening.

Renowned artistes and students of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts participated in the event under the theme "Building a Tomorrow without a Price, Dowry or Caste".

National Organizer of the SYU, Bimal Ratnayake said that it was unfortunate to see that the only topic that is missing in matrimonial advertisements in newspapers is "love."

He added that Valentine's Day and many things related to love has become commercialized although Saint Valentine was a person who had sacrificed his life for the love of the poor.

The SYU has said it would hold many such events to create awareness among the youth and create unity among them.

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