Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed his credence that world can draw strength from the values of generosity, hope and strength at this time of unprecedented health crisis.
In his message on Saturday on Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, Mr Morrison expressed that New Year is usually an occasion for great celebrations, hope and renewal but due to COVID-19 crisis, this year will be very different.
Referring social distancing, he argued that the exercise is to ensure that next year and beyond, our families and communities can gather again.
Prime Minister was confident that we will rise to the challenge and urged that all of us have a role to play in keeping our community safe: employers, nurses, doctors, teachers, scientists, friends and neighbours.
“Life has changed, and it will continue to change in the coming months. But Australians are remarkably resilient people, and we are working together with a new sense of purpose”, he emphasized.
Prime Minister lamented that though we cannot gather in our homes or congregate in public celebration for Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, we can be together in sprit.
“We can draw strength from the values of generosity, hope and strength that I know the Sinhalese and Tamil communities uphold”, he said adding world needs these values more than ever as we look forward to better days.