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Won’t allow SL to be divided again: Rajapaksa

[New Kerala, Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:29 No Comment]

Rajapaksa-1 Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday said he would never allow the nation to be divided again.

Rajapaksha was conferred with the highest national award-’Wishwa Keerthi Sri Three Sinhaladeeshwara’ at the Magul Maluwa in the historic Dalada Maligawa, Kandy Saturday by the Malwatte and Asgiriya Chapters. There he solemnly pledged to protect the nation that he united with his life, and to ensure that it will never be divided again.

An emotionally moved President said the blessings of the Maha Sangha was the greatest strenght in the effort to unite the divided nation after thirty years, and placed his reverence at the feet of the venerable maha sangha.

He recalled with gratitude the yeoman service rendered by the Defence Secretary, Service Chiefs, IGP and the gallant armed forces in the battle to protect and unite this country.

‘As a cabinet minister, I was conferred the ‘Sri Rohana Jana Ranjana’ title at this historic venue. While conferring that title, the late chief prelate stated what he expected from me. If he was alive today, I know he would have been the happiest, as his dream to unite this nation has come true’, said Rajapaksha.

He further said the most urgent task was to build a just society and added that because of a prolonged cruel war, the state would not have met all needs of the Maha Sangha.

‘We shall from now, meet all such needs to build a just and free society’, the President said.

He also said all must work according to the Buddhist doctrine towards such a noble objective to build a righteous society.

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