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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

Why not a ‘Remembrance Day’!

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

Nineteenth of May is being remembered under various captions; political parties have created an unnecessary and unwanted controversy by some of them calling it ‘Victory day’ another section calling it ‘Honoring the dead’ while few appropriately calling it ‘Remembrance day’.

It is a well-known fact that in this conflict prior to its final end all communities have lost lives, irrespective of any race, so what we have won is the peace over war and not one race over the other.

Eleventh day of the eleventh month is being called the ‘Remembrance day’ in all Commonwealth countries and this day is devoted for commemoration of end of hostilities in the World war and there is no mention of victory or defeat.

However, the birth of peace in our country is a great blessing through whichever government it was achieved at whatever cost it was delivered.

Albert Einstein said ‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding’.

All communities must now work together to maintain the hard won peace in our country.

Lord Buddha said ‘Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment’

. So let us shun politics totally in remembering the nineteenth of May like the same way eleventh of November is commemorated.

Peace activist Martin Luther King Jnr said ‘I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality……..I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.’

Long live peace and harmony in our beloved island.

- Asian Tribune -

Albert Einstein said ‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding’.
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