CBK calls for unity between Sinhalese, Tamil kids

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Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday noted that there needs to be unity between Sinhalese and Tamil children.

Speaking at an event, Kumaratunga said that while the war was won, peace had not been achieved.

She said that simply winning the war does not ensure peace and for there to be real peace the cause of the conflict must be addressed.

The former President noted that in Colombo and Gampaha she found that hundreds of Sinhalese children have never spoken to a Tamil child and in the North and East there are Tamil children who have never spoken to Sinhalese children.

Kumaratunga said that measures have now been taken to ensure all Government schools hold events to mark the main celebrations of every religion.

She also noted that the country was suffering as a result of the actions of the former Government.

Kumaratunga said the former Government blamed the war for everything but did little to improve things after the war. (Colombo Gazette)