New Year Transcends Communal Divisions: President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the coming New Year is special since it arrives amidst the commitment to good governance that transcends differences of ethnicity, caste and community.
Releasing a message for the Sinhala/Hindu New Year, the president also pointed out that important strides are being taken to realize the need for unity among all Sri Lankan people.
Sirisena stressed that Sri Lanka's strength as a nation came through "the mutual understanding and co-existence that made us rise together to defend our Motherland." He added that the unity that prevails without communal divisions in the celebration of this New Year helps to strengthen peace and unity among all.
The President added that the New Year festival provides a great opportunity for Sri Lankans to focus on the singular goal of taking the country to prosperity.
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