Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said the solution to all the economic, social and ethnic issues of the country lies in ensuring that everybody has the right to live in society without any division or mistrust.
Sirisenat further said that all must unite to build a society in this Buddhist country, where all the communities live with trust and act in mutual understanding while eliminating disharmony.
Sirisena made these remarks participating in a religious ceremony at the Weherahena Purwarama Rajamaha Viharaya in Matara on August 11 to present the Scroll to the Chief Incumbent of the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala and Executive Committee Member of the Weherahena Siri Revata Maha Pirivena most Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka Thero, who was appointed as the Chief Sanganayake of Southern Sri Lanka.
President Sirisena appreciated the great service rendered by the Most Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka Thero for the development of the Buddhist community at the national as well as international level and further said that he is an exemplary Buddhist monk.
Sirisena pointed out the importance of the young Bhikkhus act in a manner which protects the dignity and recognition of the noble Bhikkhu society and said that it is the desire of the Buddhist society to see a disciplined bhikkhu generation and he further said that the manner in which certain young Bhikkhus act in protests and rallies, when being telecast by the media around the world, creates a misconception of the Bhikkhu society.