It is our responsibility in the New Year 2021 to work together as Sri Lankans shedding all differences to safeguard the dignity, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka while maintaining 'Kalyana Mithra' friendly relations with all countries of the world, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena stated in his message for the New Year.
Everyone needs to think about how the countries in the world that are far more oppressed than our's and have less facilities than us were able to develop faster than us. We should take examples of the political, social and economic changes that have taken place in those countries.
Pure Theravada Buddhism is a very valuable guide for the development of Sri Lanka, but it is time now for us to look back to see whether we have paid full attention to do that.
The Policy Statement 'Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour' and the Non-Aligned Friendly Foreign Policy of the Government will help make Sri Lanka a great nation in the world. We will all work towards these goals in this New Year to protect our motherland as a sovereign state and exemplary to the future generations.
Foreign Minister Gunawardena wished that this New Year would be a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all Sri Lankans, as well all
people around the world.
01 January 2021