President meets Elle Gunawansa Thera, discusses UNHRC, economy

7 June 2015 05:13 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The United Nations Human Rights Council’s investigation into Sri Lanka and the current political situation in the country were the main topics focused on during a meeting held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thera at Dharmayathanaya in Colombo on Saturday (6).

President Sirisena and the thera had exchanged views on how Sri Lanka would face the human rights session of the UNHRC scheduled to be held soon. However, the thera had declined to reveal any of the contents of their discussions on current political situation in the country.
"The President did not inform me prior to his visit which took place at around 3.00 pm yesterday (6) at the Dharmayathanya,”the Thera said.

They had also discussed the national economy. Ven. Gunawansa Thera had asked the President to prioritise agriculture while developing the national economy. Accordingly, President Sirisena had agreed to help kick-start this effort by gifting a land of 1000 acres where the thera had already taken the initiative to establish a farm in Ekala with the help of disabled soldiers. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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  • Saman Monday, 08 June 2015 11:45 AM

    Very Accurate designation for the said person also Rishard Bathurdeen is Al Qiada rep in Sri Lanka

    ANTON Monday, 08 June 2015 07:14 AM

    MR. PRESIDENT , HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN VEN. MADULUWAWE SOBITHA THERA .............. I DEFINITELY KNOW HE IS NOT A SUPPORTER OF SLFP. .... HE DOES NOT LIKE WRONG HANDS .

    Ryan Monday, 08 June 2015 07:37 AM

    We are totally against administartive disctrict in east asked by ISIS sri lanka leader Rauff Hakeem, balamu me para mokada wenne kiyala

    sg Sunday, 07 June 2015 11:45 PM

    This monk should not interference political activities of the government. Also, he should not try to protect robbers from the punishment. Really, if he need to do some work for the country he should work with his consciousnesses..

    Hiran Gunawardena Monday, 08 June 2015 01:01 AM

    During MR time these UNHRC and other western NGOs were never allowed to poke their nose on our country. Now you are run by western embassies and NGOs

    Janith Monday, 08 June 2015 11:41 AM

    but you lost the election no? why would the new government care about the losers?


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