President Maithripala Sirisena calls for national unity

President Maithripala Sirisena calls for national unity

President Maithripala Sirisena today called for national unity, saying despite the end of the war, there was still a need to reconcile the communities in the North and South.

The President, speaking at the 67th Independence Day anniversary celebrations at Parliament grounds today, noted that following 30 years of war former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former army commander Sarath Fonseka, ensured the defeat of the LTTE and established peace in Sri Lanka.

However he said that the hearts of the people in the North and South have yet to reconcile and that would be one of the objectives of his Government.

A statement of peace was also read out during the Independence Day anniversary celebrations at Parliament grounds today.

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