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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

Prevent stirring up hornets’ nest - . V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF

Colombo, 31 December, (Asiantribune.com):

In his second communication to Sri Lankan President V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF has appealed to “ To prevent stirring up hornets’ nest.”

Anandasangaree, by his letter brought to the notice of te Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that “No sensible person will interfere in this matter but will fully agree that one should be allowed to praise his country in the language he is conversant with.”

Given below te full text of the letter of Anandasangaree -

This is my second letter to you since your assumption of office as the Head of the State. You are not unaware of the manner in which I deal with sensitive issues. There are people who act deliberately to create problems without realizing the consequences.

National anthem is a song sung in praise of the country to which one belongs. I wish to advice you not to allow anybody to stir up the hornets’ nest. No sensible person will interfere in this matter but will fully agree that one should be allowed to praise his country in the language he is conversant with. It is a fundamental right of the individual as well. Any compulsion to sing the National Anthem in one particular language, will lead to unpleasant consequences, in the future also.

The Tamil speaking students know the National Anthem by heart. So let the school children sing the Anthem in the language in which they are conversant. This is not to embarrass you. Please take this as an advice from a senior politician.

- Asian Tribune -

Prevent stirring up hornets’ nest - .  V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF
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