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Tuesday, 01 October 2019 - 9:33
TODAY IS THE INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND ELDERS' DAY
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Today is the International Children's and senior Citizen’s Day recognised to celebrate children and adults in Sri Lanka.

The theme of the International Children's Day this year is "A Friendly Nation for the Victory of Children".

The National Festival is to be held today at the Matale Edward Grounds under the patronage of the President and the Prime Minister.

President Maithripala Sirisena issuing a statement stated that the future prosperity and wisdom of any country depends on the future adult community growing up as the current generation of children.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a statement for the International Children’s and Elders Day stated, that equal attention should be given to the two stages of life, the  child, which marks the beginning of the journey of life, as well the adults in the comfort of retirement after having contributed with great commitment to society.

This is a note from the Hiru news team to mark the International Children's Day and Adult Day today.

 
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