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* New Year traditions enliven closeness between people and the nature- PM
Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 11:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the concepts, customs and traditions associated with the New Year enlivens the closeness between people and the nature.

In a New Year message to the nation, the Prime Minister said the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrate evenly in the country to denote the revival of the entire society.

The full text of the Prime Minister's message:

The lively environment of springtime vivid, delicate and energetic, announces the dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year refreshingly with hopes for a new life that transcends all kinds of differences to open up new horizons.

Concepts, customs and traditions associated with the New Year enlivens the closeness between people and the nature and have been focused to build up invaluable human virtues namely love, care, brotherhood, unity, honour and respect.

Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a national cum cultural festival celebrated across Sri Lanka evenly in the North and South to denote revival of the entire society and it is important for all of us to convince the relevance of New Year rituals in experiencing pure happiness in life.

It is with immense pleasure; I would like to wish all of you a blissful and a bountiful New Year.

 

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