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A historical reminiscence of the glorious past of our country
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, unless your own reason and your own common sense agree.” Gautama Buddha(The quotation is a paraphrase of the original)
Independence is important for a country because it’s the very reason of the country’s existence. This independence gives a nation the right to decide its own fate and for this reason The RT Hon. D.S. Senanayake founded the United National Party on September 6, 1946, with the consensus of all communities Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim.
He was fondly called the “Father of the Nation” and in his inauguration speech, he said:
“We should understand that we are a Sri Lankan nation. Communal and Religious differences are completely ruled out. Irrespective of our being Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Malay or Burgher or even Eurasian, we ought to think this is our motherland. Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians need to bless this island of their birth”….