Let us all unite -President
Jan 17, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa joining the National Thai Pongal celebrations in Jaffna yesterday called on all politicians to work together for a united and prosperous future without promoting ethnic and religious divisions for narrow political gains.
He said that the era of segregation based on petty politics must be ended and added that Thai Pongal was a most opportune moment for such unity.
President Rajapaksa also called on all to protect and nurture the diverse cultural traditions of the land.
He observed that the Government would not allow criminal and underworld elements to raise their heads whether they are in Colombo, the South or in the North. He said that any form of terrorism would not be allowed to emerge on Sri Lankan soil hereafter.