Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says all religions must ensure reconciliation and harmony.
Speaking during an event to commemorate Thai Pongal, MP Premadasa said various cultural festivals with Indian influence in the country have greatly assisted in improving reconciliation.
The Opposition Leader noted all countries have various cultural events adding events in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural countries are beautiful.
He said cultural events help elevate the quality of life adding India possesses many such events.
The Opposition Leader said everyone must learn and take to heart the hidden lessons of all religions and cultures.
Meanwhile, commenting on the food crisis in the country, MP Premadasa said the country is facing a very critical period, with the COVID-19 pandemic on one hand and the financial crisis on the other.
He said all these are connected with nature, adding experts are issuing warnings of a food crisis.
He said many are commenting on prosperity than ever before with everyone wanting to live closely with nature.
MP Premadasa said in present times, events such as Thai Pongal teach us new lessons.