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Friday, 14 April 2017 - 7:51
Let’s join hands to build a country where reconciliation and coexistence are given pride of place; says President
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In his New years message to the nation , President Maithripala Sirisena said that all must determine to join hands to build a country where reconciliation and coexistence are given pride of place, while making the victories achieved more meaningful,

the President said that the entire gamut of New Year customs portrays praising nature, which is similar to a caring mother figure towards mankind.

The customary rites and rituals attached with the “Avurudda”, based on the transition of sun, depict the social connotation of the deep and subtle connection between man and nature in physical and spiritual facets since the origin of life on the planet earth many ages ago.

Manifestation of rituals during the Avurudu festivities is a living example for gratefulness of human beings, since time immemorial, and such values are still alive in the collective consciousness of the people, due to the strength of our cultural sprit in an age where the agricultural life style is being transformed, tremendously.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Issuing a message for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year said the ancient customs and traditions of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year are closely tied to sustainable good practices that preserve and respect the environment around us.

He added that the New Year is also an occasion that strengthens ties between the Sinhalese and the Tamils.
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