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* Sri Lanka Opposition Leader appeals to people to work together to bring peace in the New Year
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 05:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in his New Year message said lasting peace and harmony is inevitable for a country to make progress in development and other areas of concern and appealed to the people to work together in order to bring true peace, better understanding, ethnic harmony and genuine reconciliation among our people.

Expressing his heartiest wishes to the Tamil and Sinhala people of the country on the special day of Sinhala and Tamil New Year, the Opposition Leader said his prayer in the New Year is for a new Constitution which paves the way to achieve a lasting solution to the national question.

"My prayer is that in this New Year we will be able to overcome all the obstacles and challenges in framing a new Constitution which paves the way to achieve a lasting solution to the national question and gives the rights to the people to live with dignity, self-respect and self-esteem."

"I appeal to all people, as we celebrate this New Year together, let us also work together in order to bring true peace, better understanding, ethnic harmony and genuine reconciliation among our people."

"May this New Year bring new hope to all of us, especially my prayers are for those who are less fortunate and have been suffering may their longstanding sufferings come to an end in this New Year," Opposition Leader's New Year message said.

 

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