Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Opposition leader calls on to strengthen bonds of unity among different communities
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 12:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in a message to celebrate the Easter today, called on the nation to follow the example of Jesus and strive to strengthen the bonds of unity among the different communities.

"It is my hope that as a nation, following the life and example of Jesus, we would strive this Easter to strengthen the bonds of unity among the different communities and break down the barriers of distrust among us," Sampanthan said.

Full text of Opposition Leader's message:

It is my joy to extend greetings to all those celebrating Easter in Sri Lanka.

Easter marks a celebration of hope for all Christians. It is a time, as such, to look back at the past, evaluate the present, and look forward with hope to the future.

Jesus Christ embodies the need for love, peace, and reconciliation among all people. His life also marked a devotion to justice and a commitment to uplift the marginalized and the downtrodden in society.

It is my hope that as a nation, following the life and example of Jesus, we would strive this Easter to strengthen the bonds of unity among the different communities and break down the barriers of distrust among us. We are presently at a crucial juncture in our country’s history. I call upon all Sri Lankans, therefore, in the true spirit of Easter, to rise to the challenge, join hands, and work towards creating a future that is marked by justice, peace, hope, and reconciliation for all our people.

R. Sampanthan


Leader of the Opposition - Parliament of Sri Lanka

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Rice at wholesale prices from Sathosa outlets
-- [19 minutes ago]
President inaugurates Grama Shakthi poverty alleviation program
-- [28 minutes ago]
Court orders prison authorities to submit a report on absence of former Navy Spokesperson Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake in court
-- [1 hour and 2 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Railway unions suspend strike scheduled to begin midnight today
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India
-- [2 hours ago]
President warns of attempts to mislead people on a new constitution
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to launch a three-year comprehensive economic program targeting $ 5 bn FDI, $ 5,000 per capita income
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police arrest Buddhist monk wanted for attack on Rohingya refugees
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Port City to draw first investment of USD 1 bn in mid-2018
Sri Lanka to sign an economic cooperation agreement with South Korea during President's visit

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.