The national anthem was recited in Tamil at the 68th Independence Day celebration
Different parties bearing different notions about its relevance are seen commenting on the recitation.
Few leading political figures including Minister Ajith P Perera, Udaya Gammanpila and Anura Kumara Dissanaike expressed their views on reciting the national anthem in Tamil at several press conferences held today.
Addressing media, MP Anura Kumara Dissanaike said that there is nothing wrong in reciting the national anthem in two languages if the melody is the same.
However, the MP emphasized that singing the anthem in Tamil doesn’t ensure a political solution to every issue of Tamil population.