The festival of Eid alfitr at the end of the fasting period of Ramazan has just been celebrated. It came just after Wesak this year, a little more than a month after the most horrific Easter Sunday for Christians in Sri Lanka. I have many dear friends and acquaintances from the Muslim community who are as angry, horrified and unhappy about the bomb blasts of Easter Sunday as I am. They feel exactly as we do, which is why it is important that there should be no anger, revenge, boycott or any action against these innocents who abhor extremists and fanatics as much as we do. We must put our country first, as we cannot progress as a nation without peace, harmony and peaceful coexistence among all communities. There are good and bad among all communities, there is a lot of jealousy if someone does well and has done so by working hard for it. One must work hard to get ahead, not get rich by sitting back and getting money through other means. Greed for power, for money and jealousy are qualities which have overtaken patriotism, discipline and self control, all qualities needed for our country to progress and be a Paradise once again.