Wednesday, September 23, 2009

'Never forget this is your motherland' - President to children

Never forget that this is your motherland. As such you should think what you have done for the country so far and what you could do in the future. You are flag bearers of the Nation and the ones who should protect this country tomorrow. Today's children are the ones who would become Kings tomorrow, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Sep. 22) at the opening ceremony of the new Vakarai Maha Vidyalayam, built on the rubble of its former tsunami devastated structures.
"The era where people had used cyanide to commit suicide was over. Now you can go to your Hindu temples, schools, market, paddy fields and for fishing and bath in the sea freely and without fear. It was time to rebuild the Nation under one flag as terrorism had been defeated", he said.

The ethnic divisions would not exist in the future and there would be no minorities. We all should work together to propel the Nation towards sustainable development, the President noted.

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