Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made this request in his Mahasiva Rathri Day message issued today.
“While engaging in pious observations, they venerate Lord Shiva on this day and believe that it is both auspicious and sacred. They seek to banish darkness and let the light of hope adorn their lives with reverence. It is also an occasion for pious reflection and introspection,” he said.
The Prime Minister noted that it takes much to achieve freedom, co-existence and equality in challenging times – especially when various attempts are underway to force the country back to dark times.
“With certain elements striving to create racial and religious disharmony, let us make this a momentous occasion to overcome such pettiness and work towards a constructive engagement with all,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)