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Monday, 14 April 2014 - 8:28
New Year is the foundation to create people rich in humane values; Says President : Video
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his New Year message said all Sri Lankan’s celebrate the Avurudda with pride in our efforts towards building a self-sufficient nation.

The message stated only a great cultural heritage and righteous values could provide the world with people who are rich in humane values.

The foundation for this is provided to us by great celebrations of national culture such as this festival.

The continued sustenance of rich cultural traditions is symbolic of a nation progressing rapidly towards prosperity.

The most valued quality of this Avurudu festival is taking the ideal of understanding and unity beyond the family, to the village, the city and the entire country.

Taking this spirit of reconciliation towards Sri Lanka being crowned the Wonder of Asia should be a firm commitment of us all at this Aluth Avurudu festival.

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne states in his Sinhala-Hindu New Year message that Sri Lankans have received the opportunity to revive fresh hopes during the New Year, while holding on to the age old customs and cultural values.

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