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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said nobody had imposed restrictions on Vesak pandals and dansalas and he would also join in viewing the pandals and dansalas. “As Buddhists all our religious activities are performed without causing inconveniences to the followers of other religions,” he said.

These views were expressed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony to unveil the pinnacle of the newly built Dagoba in the Bomaluwa Ancient Temple in Matale.

“A temple can form a spiritually developed village which will help the country to develop spiritually. We are also concerned about developing the temples in rural areas as well as temples in urban areas without hindering other religions. As a state we honour all the religions. We were able defeat terrorism with the blessings of all the religions in the country,” he said.

“If the physical development of the country is to succeed, the moral advancement of the younger generation is essential. Hence the parents and the teachers have the great responsibility of making them beneficial to society,” he said.

The Chief Incumbent of the Bomaluwa temple and the Chief Sanganayaka  of the Matale District  Siyam Nikaya  Ven. Kosgolle  Seelarathana  Thera delivered the Anusasana speech.

The chief Sanganayaka of the Matale District Malwatta  Chapter  Ven, Mahalakotuwe  Wimaladamma Thera and Matale –North,  Chief Sanganayaka  Ven. Puliyadde  Indarathana Thera also spoke.

Ven Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera, the Chief Minister Central Province  Sarath Ekanayaka, Deputy Transport Minister  Rohana Dissanayaka, Deputy Higher Education Minister  Nandimithra Ekanayake, Parliamentarians  Lakshman Vasantha  Perera, Vasantha  Aluvihare (UNP) and Mayor Hilmy also participated. (M.W. Somarathna, Hilton J. Berenger and Mahesh Keerthiratna)
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  • Aghast Wednesday, 22 May 2013 04:47 PM

    Huge amount of electricity for all of this.

    Andy Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:08 PM

    who put restrictions on the dansal and the pandals? baduth hamuduruwange naduth hamduruwange.

    Chewing Gum Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:14 PM

    Once again a misguided gentleman, Buddhism is a philosophy and has nothing to do with spirituality.

    Meeharaka Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:22 PM

    AIYOOO MAGE SALLI !!

    R.Dias Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:42 PM

    I DO NOT PAY FOR THE LOSSES IN THE CEB...!!!!

    Ratavasiya Wednesday, 22 May 2013 05:57 PM

    You create the problem and give the solution too. Only you have this modern political tricks.

    raviraj Friday, 24 May 2013 03:47 AM

    please correct, it should read China, Iran and maybe Timbaktu

    Piumal Thursday, 23 May 2013 03:51 AM

    He copied it from India, UK and US

    Critic Roshan Thursday, 23 May 2013 07:50 AM

    May be, but you have directly made limitations on our day to day expenses.

    asoka Thursday, 23 May 2013 04:04 AM

    @ chewing gum...not only in Buddhism...there is a philosophy in every religion...

    sura Thursday, 23 May 2013 04:24 AM

    please, as human respect other religion and they are celebation

    shirantha Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:22 AM

    I think its a most suitable action got by our MR president to this vesak festival

    Lankashantha Thursday, 23 May 2013 01:26 AM

    Sorry I couldn't give any support for the dansals. No money in hand.

    CM Thursday, 23 May 2013 01:37 AM

    More pandals and koodus, more income for CEB and GOV.

    Surasena Friday, 24 May 2013 10:43 AM

    enjoy while you can as you will have to pay for it later.


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