Let us preserve peace and co-existence in the New Year


President Maithripala Sirisena states in his New Year message that Sri Lankans celebrate the dawn of this New Year with many hopes and aspirations in our hearts.

With the important turning point of our nation witnessed in January last year, today we are in the threshold of a decisive era of speedy and sustainable development of our country that would be of importance not only to us but also to the future generations

President added that as he emphasized last Year in his New Year message,we have seen the restoration of democratic freedoms, ending of corruption and violence, establishment of reconciliation, regaining of international goodwill.

We have achieved them as a result of the determination and conviction displayed by you in last January last year.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in his New Year message said this New Year dawns with the refreshing promise of a new era – one that ushers in the dividends of democracy, fulfilling the long held aspirations of the people.

The message further said, "It celebrates the emerging of a nation that understands and comprehends the true meaning of freedom from oppression.

The Premier further stated that ss a nation, we have triumphed over adversity and challenges that threatened the very fabric of the society.