First Statement made by Head of Government of Ceylon at UN

 First Statement made by Head of Government of Ceylon at UN

First Statement made by Head of Government of Ceylon at UN

Prime Minister, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike was the first Head of Government of Sri Lanka to address the United Nations General Assembly.

An excerpt from his speech at the 11th UN General Assembly:

“My country is a small one, a weak one and a poor one, but I venture to think that today, particularly in an organization such as this, the service that a country can render – that a member can render – is not to be measured alone by the size of that country, its population, its power or its strength. This is an organization which expresses itself most effectively by bringing to bear a certain moral force, the collective moral force and decency of human beings”.

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