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Last Updated : Apr 25, 2019 07:51 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Together we can get through: Old speech by ex-Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara goes viral after blasts

The video has gone viral given the renewed relevance it finds in the aftermath of the ghastly attacks that killed over 350 people

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A day that is otherwise observed in merriment and spent in exchanging pleasantries painted a rather grim picture after serial blasts rocked the island nation of Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the countrywide attacks that killed over 350 people.

The attacks were condemned by the international community, but it left the country shaken to the core.

Seeds of communal disharmony are easily sowed during such trying times, and one can only hope that the nation remains united, rising above class, caste, creed, or religious boundaries.

Like a ray of hope and goodwill, a heart-touching speech delivered by former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakkara a few months ago, has gone viral.

In the video, where he can be seen addressing school children at an athletic championship, he gives out a powerful message on ‘unity in diversity’. He explains to the students how Sri Lanka is a union of several parts, none of which can exist in isolation from the other. Calling for harmony, he encourages everyone from varied backgrounds to stand together and ensure that they help spread a feeling of harmony and brotherhood.

The video has now gone viral given the renewed relevance it finds in the aftermath of the ghastly attacks.  One can find comfort in Sangakkara’s words: “Together we can get through. Divided we have but little hope.”




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First Published on Apr 25, 2019 07:51 pm

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