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Premadasa is, in the outer world of Sri Lanka, what he also is in the inner world of Sri Lanka: unity-diversity. His inner conviction he bravely and unmistakably translates into outer assertion: "Ours is a multi-racial, multi-religious and multi-linguistic society. But we are all one People, and this I shall always bear in the forefront of my mind. " ("On the Wings of Thought")