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Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, the Most Venerable Udugma Shri Buddharakkitha Thera said Sri Lanka should not alienate countries that are against it, but engage with them and continue with dialogue instead, to provide them with the ‘true picture of the country’.

The Ven. Thera made these remarks during a meeting held with External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and former Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake recently.

“We can’t alienate ourselves from countries that are against us. Instead, we should always try to continue with discussions and dialogue and use all other means, including inviting them to the country to show the reality of what is taking place here” the Thero said.

The Ven. Thera further asserted that the Commonwealth Summit would be an ideal opportunity to engage with the rest of the world. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
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  • Rambo Sunday, 07 July 2013 06:00 PM

    There is no point telling, it is just falling in deaf ears.

    KiZ Monday, 08 July 2013 03:39 AM

    RESPECT!

    Ariya Sunday, 07 July 2013 07:38 PM

    Very sound counsel! This is undoubtedly the right approach to follow in the conduct of diplomatic relations.

    Mutu Sunday, 07 July 2013 09:21 PM

    Can the "true picture" be shown to foreigners.

    curious Sunday, 07 July 2013 11:23 PM

    Now Buddhist monks has to advise the govt instead of doing their religious activities.

    Critic Roshan Monday, 08 July 2013 06:59 AM

    I always greatly respect the Asgiriya Maha Nayka Thera and the Malwathu Maha Nayake Thera too, Thank you. Expecting same from the Nayakas of BBS and RB as well.

    lucy Monday, 08 July 2013 07:01 AM

    Horrors, If you bring the foreigners here they might see the BBS

    Truth Hurts Monday, 08 July 2013 12:10 AM

    Voices of the Mahanayakes should be heard above some self-proclaimed tin-gods who want to destroy the unity of Sri Lankans.

    mahipala Monday, 08 July 2013 12:16 AM

    kiz ,you are spot on. im a sinhala buddhist but know very well about the value of the mutual understanding respect of other religions and cultures. Unfortunately our political leaders do not understand this. They have a very narrow agenda to work on and just eye washing the general public. They taking our country to an ideological extreme.

    mahipala Monday, 08 July 2013 12:14 AM

    kiz ,you are spot on. im a sinhala buddhist but know very well about the value of the mutual understanding respect of other religions and cultures. Unfortunately our political leaders do not understand this. They have a very narrow agenda to work on and just eye washing the general public. They taking our country to an ideological extreme.

    mike Monday, 08 July 2013 09:11 AM

    have u ever visited middle east? then compare

    P.P. K Monday, 08 July 2013 12:40 AM

    Promises made have to be fulfilled according to "dasa raaja dhamma" Deviating from that alienating the trans kingdom and further dialogues contrary to those promises won't help, Sir,

    mohamed asfar Monday, 08 July 2013 09:27 AM

    well said nayaka hamuduruwane, please keep up the good job because 99 % sri lankans with you in this.

    Nanda Monday, 08 July 2013 05:06 AM

    Meantime, we need analyse as to why they are agaist to us. If anythig that we need to change in our Country, we should do that too. We can't always say what we are doing is correct.

    guanadwardana jagat Monday, 08 July 2013 07:29 AM

    ape nayake hamuduruwane, mun hadanna behe. benz eka aapasu denna

    pat Monday, 08 July 2013 02:13 AM

    True

    crow Monday, 08 July 2013 05:42 AM

    TRY TO WIN ENEMY WITH LOVE TRUE HEART.

    M.A..NAZIM Monday, 08 July 2013 02:45 AM

    RESPECTED MAHANAYAKE IS CERTAINLY CORRECT IN THIS ISSUE AND KIZ ABOVE HAVE NOT KEPT ANY ROOM FOR US TO MENTION I TOTALLY ENDORSE AND AGREE WITH HIM.

    KiZ Sunday, 07 July 2013 05:18 PM

    Exactly very very true and diplomatic, but Ven Sir,being a Muslim and a minority i strongly feel affirming coexistence of religions and cultures will have a greater impact on such things firstly within the country then offshore, trying to play down the real problems and flattering government of its bogus strategies with racist agendas does never do good to give a facelift to a torn country from 30 years of bloodbath..i would not wait to see my country cherish by every single person of its as ONE!.


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