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* Yahapalana government overcame many challenges and obstacles to strengthen democracy- PM
Mon, Feb 4, 2019, 09:30 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 04, Colombo: The Yahapalana government since its inception has overcome countless challenges and obstacles to new social and political culture while taking steps to strengthen democracy, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

In his Independence Day message, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said independence is fully realized only when all people in the nation achieve a state of environmental, economic, political, social and spiritual coexistence and it demands an organized program and collective sacrifice.

As the nation marks the 71st National day today, the Premier called on the people to join him to build a robust economy, stable government and a prosperous nation.

Full text of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's Independence Day message is given below.

Celebrating 'independence' does not necessarily mean that it has been entirely achieved to the true sense of the word. 'Independence' is fully realised only when all human beings in a nation achieve a state of environmental, economic, political, social and spiritual coexistence. This demands an organized programme and collective sacrifice.

While celebrating our country's liberation from long years of foreign rule, 'Independence Day' is the ideal opportunity to inspire public discourse and social activism for a more broad based 'National Independence' that transcends ethnic and religious biases.

Since being propelled into power by the people, the 'Yahapalana' government has overcome countless challenges and obstacles to establish a refreshingly new social and political culture, while taking significant steps to strengthen democracy. We are savouring the positive results of these collective efforts, as this transformed society has already proven its resolve to defeat anti-democratic, extremist forces.

On our 71st National Day, I invite each and every one of you to join me in building a robust economy, stable government and a prosperous nation, so that all our citizens can enjoy the true freedom of living in a socially and politically developed society.

 

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