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* Celebration of the New Year regardless of one's religion, is an example of reconciliation - Speaker
Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 09:32 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya Issuing a message to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year said in Sri Lanka, where people of different religions live, the celebration of the new year regardless of one's religion, is a particular example of reconciliation.

He said working towards a common cause and together at the same time, and wishing happiness and prosperity mutually to the entire community are most important to create harmony among the community.

The relationship that man had with nature could be easily witnessed through ancient civilizations. The rituals performed towards the sun by the people of the eastern civilizations who used agriculture as their main source of livelihood and maintained a strong relationship with nature, bear witness to this.

Our ancestors who realized earth's life centers around the sun, performed such rituals based on this belief.

Symbolizing the Sri Lankan heritage, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrated has a lot of significance socially.

Working towards a common cause and together at the same time, and wishing happiness and prosperity mutually to the entire community are most important to create harmony among the community.

Performing religious practices specific to us, worshipping elders, visiting parents and teachers and reviving such social practices remind one of the duties and responsibilities they have as a member of society.

Cleaning households and starting work with family members at auspicious times would bring good and positive beginnings to a person. Specially in Sri Lanka, where people of different religions live, the celebration of the new year regardless of one's religion, is a particular example of reconciliation.

Wishing that this example becomes a base to create a stronger and prosperous nation, I wish all Sri Lankans a peaceful, prosperous and happy, New Year!

 

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