“Former Western Province Governor and Leader of the National Unity Alliance (NUA), Azath Salley said here that there is a pressing need for national unity for the country to forge ahead in the coming years.
In a statement to the press on the eve of the Independence Day, Salley said : “ It is 72 years since we gained independence from colonial rule but unfortunately, the differences between the various communities are falling apart and the gap is getting wider and wider due to lack of understanding among the religious groups spread throughout the country.”
“ We need to understand the social and cultural values of the society, this year we are not including the Tamil national anthem in the country’s national celebrations, which will be a major setback in the annals of Sri Lanka,” he said, pointing out that Singapore is a typical example of a country which has developed with giant strides with a concept of one nation.
Let’s shed our cultural, religious and political differences to develop Sri Lanka into a nation with supreme values to march ahead to reach new heights for the betterment of the country.
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