Sri Lanka at 71
Photo Gallery1 Photo By Sri Lanka Guardian - Mon Feb 04, 12:50 am
by A Sri Lankan
We are on the eve of celebrating our nation’s 71 Independence Day. On this auspicious occasion, all Sri Lankan communities, Sinhalese, Tamil, Muslim, Malay, Burgers and all others should actively participate on this occasion. Since independence, all three communities have been living in water-tight compartments.
We have been religiously, culturally, and ethically divided in Sri Lanka. That diversity in culture, religion, language and ethnicity should not be barrier to support the nation building process in this country. Each community has been solely looking after their community interest and welfare. We all have failed to create a Lankan identity and national sentiment. Of course, in the past, we have had so many issues and problems that divided Sri Lankan communities in different entities. Yet, this communal attitude has greatly damaged Sri Lanka.
This narrow-minded community spirit has destroyed our national interest….