Everyone should work together on behalf of national reconciliation; PM

Everyone should work together on behalf of national reconciliation; PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has emphasized that everyone should work together to achieve national reconciliation. He pointed out that the country cannot be developed spreading religionism and racism.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe expressed the views at the opening of the Mannar District Administrative Office. The expenditure incurred on the construction of this five storeyed building was 305 million rupees. Another 11 million rupees alone had been spent on the modern equipment of this office. The Prime Minister also awarded land deeds to the people of the area. The presentation of Swashakthi loans to entrepreneurs also took place under the patronage of the Prime Minister.
Further addressing the function, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said that it was Sri Lankans who fought and died in the war and not foreigners.
The Prime Minister said that on one hand today is a special day for the country. It was the period in which the war drew to an end. A large number including war heroes lost their lives. It was Sri Lankan citizens who fought on both sides and not foreigners. Sri Lankan citizens died in the battle including innocent people. Another war cannot erupt. A political solution should be found through reconciliation. Firstly development is vital. Everything would turn into a success only with reconciliation and a political solution.
The Prime Minister said that the world has accepted that the Sri Lankan leaders can reach a political solution. Solutions cannot be found through racism and religionism. The people of the country expect a political solution for long term peace. Everyone should work together for its achievement. It cannot be reached through Sinhala Tamil Muslim extremism or religionism.
One can express his views. But the Prime Minister said that if anyone attempts to intimidate others under its guise and spread racism and religionism, then the Government will have to enforce the law against them. A majority elected President Maithripala Sirisena as they wanted solutions. Not only those who had voted for him but even others expect it. As such the Prime Minister added that they should be dedicated for a political solution.
Among the large gathering present were Parliamentarians.