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Archive for September 30th, 2010

Reconciliation the priority – President Mahinda Rajapakse tells the world

Posted by harimpeiris on September 30, 2010

Excellencies, The entire focus of our nation, is now on building a lasting peace; healing wounds, ensuring economic prosperity and guaranteeing the rights of the whole nation to live in harmony. We are mindful that in order to fulfill these aspirations, economic development and political reconciliation must go hand in hand. Towards this end, constitutional changes which appropriately reflect aspirations of our people will be evolved with the full participation of all stakeholders ….. Sri Lanka recognizes the challenges we face, among the greatest of which is healing the wounds of the recent past”. (President Mahinda Rajapakse / United Nations 65th General Assembly, 23rd September 2010)

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