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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has personally invited the Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas to send their representatives for a meeting of the Forum to promote inter-faith harmony.

She had also requested the Christian, Hindu and Islamic religious leaders have also been requested to do so for the inter-faith meeting on January 28 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute at Independence Square.

South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI) is organizing this meeting as part of its plans to present a set of proposals to uphold religious harmony in Sri Lanka.

SAPRI commissioned a group of eminent persons to draft a set of ‘Recommendations’ to promote religious harmony in Sri Lanka. SAPRI’s Forum for Inter-Faith Dialogue has been meeting intermittently for the past six months at our Institute to formulate these recommendations.

The group comprises clergymen, lawyers, university dons and leaders of civil society groups.  

The former President chaired the meetings of the Forum and will preside at the meeting on January 28.  Recently, she met the Mahanayake Theras of three Nikayas.(Kelum Bandara )
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  • Grace Wednesday, 22 January 2014 04:22 AM

    Very good move. This is the need of the hour.

    willows Wednesday, 22 January 2014 04:26 AM

    Well done Madam keep up the good work

    tintin Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:46 AM

    let this not be a move to compete for the next presidential election

    Maha R Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:28 AM

    Come-on CBK...

    Mevan Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:37 AM

    Well done Madam.

    Cobra Wednesday, 22 January 2014 05:00 AM

    Is she tough enough to go against the BBS, SR and RB???

    Balu Sena Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:18 PM

    Out of the leaders we have she seems the best choice.

    Irshard Sufi Ismail Wednesday, 22 January 2014 05:11 AM

    This is a very good move for Sri Lanka to go forward with all the developments taking place.

    srinath.gunaratne Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:46 AM

    Do one thing right, at least this time. wish you all the best

    Ranjith Abeywickreme Wednesday, 22 January 2014 05:34 AM

    That’s truly a good and a sensible move towards true peace and harmony!

    Kautilya Wednesday, 22 January 2014 05:41 AM

    Please Take Care Madam.

    sobers Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:53 AM

    Public should support. Only narrow minded people practice racism.

    Jim pappa Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:39 PM

    Ma'am, whatever your motives are, for once you are trying to do a useful thing, which would benefit our country. Thank you, and good luck.

    MrRetort Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:16 AM

    I am sure Buddist leaders would cooperate with this magnanimous move initiated by CBK.

    manel Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:38 AM

    CBK is lost leader of Sri Lanka. She RULE and RUIN ISLAND ii years.

    Concerned citizen Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:05 AM

    Is she the "podu apekshaka"?

    Kondebendapucheena Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:06 AM

    She ruin this Lovely island during her tenure of 11 long years now fishing in trouble waters

    kalu banda Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:04 PM

    This is what she should have done while being president. However best wishes to her

    Mohamed Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:12 AM

    we done madam. !!! she was never racist

    AVB Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:40 AM

    Good move Mam... You must help this nation at this moment

    SHAZIL Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:28 AM

    WELL done this is a very good move for sure all peace loving people in this country will support you. of cause all Sri Lankans are peace loving people.

    Angel Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:36 AM

    The lady who messed up things. Where do you worship Mandam.


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