“Freedom of following any religion has been ensured in Sri Lanka, as religious philosophies help people live more virtuous and disciplined lives,” said President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday at the bicentennial celebration of the Methodist Church of Thempola, Raddolugama.
Sirisena added that, although physical development such as construction of roads and buildings has increased, spiritual development and the moral development of people is an indicator of the true development of a country.
Recognizing the difficulties that Christian parents face when entering their children to schools, Sirisena mentioned that if there are such issues, solutions can be found by discussing the matters with the Ministry of education.
Rev Asiri Perera, President of the Methodist Church of Sri Lanka and the Director of Seeduwa Urban Council Rev. Nadeera Perera received gifts from President at this event occasion.
Sirisena also honored donors of the church.