'Will take every possible step to establish long-lasting peace &
reconciliation in the country'-President
[November 08 2018]
Maithripala Sirisena says he
will take every possible step to
build long-lasting peace and
reconciliation in the country.
He made these remarks addressing a special ceremony
held at the President's House, yesterday (05) to mark the Deepavali
celebration, which was organized under the guidance of the President.
'Cultural ceremonies such as Deepavali plays a pivotal
role in building coexistence and reconciliation among different
communities that suffered numerous adversities due to separation between
communities over the past decades', President Sirisena stated in his
President Sirisena said that all citizens of the
country must be subject to the just and equal treatment.
The ceremony was colourful with many cultural events
including Hindu dances.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, opposition leader R.
Sampanthan, Ministers and MPs including Douglas Devananda, the Governor
of the Northern Province Reginald Coorey, Deputy Minister Angajan
Ramanathan, dignitaries including diplomats participated at this event.