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All is calm, all is bright: Jaffna on Christmas night 
[December 26, 2001 - 11.00 GMT]

Jaffna celebrated a peaceful Christmas this year as the ceasefire declared by the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE took effect at midnight on December 24th.

It has been a long while since Jaffna peninsula experienced a ‘silent night’ on Christmas Eve. 

President Kumaratunga in her Christmas message called upon everyone to join in the national endeavour to obtain a lasting peace with the blessings of Christmas.

In his message Prime Minister Wickremasinghe called on all Sri Lankans to commit themselves to Peace, as we celebrate the birth anniversary of the Prince of Peace.

 

 

 

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Last Updated Date: December 26, 2001  - 11.00 GMT.