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“The Message of Easter is that the human being can reach great heights through selfless sacrifice and compassion for the fellow beings”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

Issuing a message for Easter he added that together with the Jesus Christ the ideals of truth and justice were also arisen on the day of Easter, defeating selfishness, conspiracy and untruth.

“The real meaning of this message is that the truth is invincible”, he stated.

Following is the full text of the message by President Sirisena:

” The joy of Easter symbolizes the greatness of the risen one after making the supreme sacrifice for the sake of the humankind. The Christian devotees celebrate this day because the Christ, through his limitless sacrifices succeeded in rising to the supreme divinity.

This is an occasion that reflects the values of Easter and the Christian religion, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, hard work and responsibility, the values that we all can celebrate and share. The Message of Easter is that the human being can reach great heights through selfless sacrifice and compassion for the fellow beings.
Together with the Jesus Christ the ideals of truth and justice were also arisen on the day of Easter, defeating selfishness, conspiracy and untruth. The real meaning of this message is that the truth is invincible.

The humanity in the world through the ages, shined through the great religions that taught the people to look at others through the principle of equality. These values were of great strength to the people to shirk evil thoughts of hate and anger.

The Easter is an important religious occasion to celebrate the rise of human greatness.

I extend my warmest greetings for a Happy Easter celebration full of Peace and Joy to all Christians of Sri Lanka. “

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