TNA and opposition leader Ra. Sampanthan said that 2017 will be a crucial year in the history of Sri Lanka.
“Our expectation, is that we should find a permanent and lasting solution to the national question. The new Constitution in the New Year, should bring about this achievement,” he said.
While acknowledging diversity among the communities in Sri Lanka, Sampanthan appealed to all the people in the country to strive hard to not let such diversity become a barrier to building a prosperous and peaceful country for the future generations.
“I call upon all political parties, religious leaders, civil society and the people of this country to join hands in working together to build a prosperous and peaceful country. Let us not miss this golden opportunity in the coming year,” he said. (Colombo Gazette)