President Mahinda Rajapaksas aid the country’s Buddhists had never indulged in extremism. Speaking at an event in Nagollagama on Sunday evening, the President said, “Maha sangha and Buddhists have never been extremists.”
Recalling the massacre of Buddhist monks by the LTTE 26 years ago in Aranthalawa, the President said, “Such incidents must be commemorated to remind us of the brutality of terrorism. But not to spread anger and take revenge. These were the types of terrorist acts we suffered for over 30 years.”
The president further said that maha Sangha and Buddhists are always explorers of the truth. He also said that Maha Sangha have always been committed to safeguard the motherland and the principals of Buddhism throughout the history.
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