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‘Youth should strive to establish national reconciliation’

Participants at the symposium. Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.
Participants at the symposium. Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.

The youth of the Eastern Province should unite and strive to establish national reconciliation in Sri Lanka; Councillor for Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, Satkunaraja Nigesh, said.

He was speaking at a symposium held under the theme ‘We Shall Heal the Wounds of the Past and Help Build the Future’. The event was held at the Consortium of the Non-Governmental Organisations Office in Batticaloa, yesterday.

This symposium was organised by the Palm Foundation and Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, in which 45 youth participated.

He further said that building reconciliation in Sri Lanka was the challenge for future leaders. As long as the major communities live in peace and harmony, no other force can disrupt the life of the people. To bring about understanding and goodwill among the communities, the Ministry of Reconciliation is taking all measures to bring the communities together.

The 30-year conflict shattered the peace and harmony of the people. Now we are building a united nation.

He added that apart from damaging the natural resources of the country, valuable human resources, too, have been destroyed.

“We have to responsibly think and act as to how we can repair the damage done. Speaking of reconciliation to the public who have lost irreparably is a difficult task, but for the sake of the future, we have to embark on this mission of reconciliation and understanding,” he said.

Inayam District Coordinator S.P. Prashanya, Palm Foundation representative Vadivel Ramesh Anandan and Chief Executive Officer Yasodai Thusiyanthan were also present.


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