He has made this comment during an event at the Mahatma Gandhi Center recently.
He has observed that an environment needed to be created in the country where every citizen could live in dignity and proudly say Sri Lanka is there country without being limited to one person or a group of people. He has noted that a system needed to be put in place for this purpose.
According to the reverend, all those who have been born in this country are Sri Lankans and no on could change it. He has questioned as to why a large number of ethnic communities cannot live in one country while safeguarding their cultural identities.
He has pointed out the importance of national unity and said that all communities needed to work towards the goal.