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“It is the intention of every knavish patriot to erase the stark difference between loving a country and loving rulers. That is why the uncritical enslavement towards the ruler is considered patriotic.”
To love a country is to desire to see it become a judicious human habitation; it is the desire to see that country become a nation ruled by justice; it is the desire to see every human being living in that country as equals.
That patriotism is not born of fear and indifference. It is with wisdom and respect for justice.
Therefore, we are raising the banner of the wise and just patriotism of the common humanity against the bloody flag of false patriotism of racial and religious sectarianism, Mangala Samaraweera told theleader.lk
“It is a flag of patriotism for those who love the common heritage of unity and brotherhood and not for the rulers who divide the people with fear and suspicion,” Samaraweera stressed.