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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told Sri Lanka's parliament today the two countries should work together to strengthen Buddhism as a religion and as a way of life.

Yingluck, in Colombo on a two-day visit to commemorate the 260th anniversary of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks obtaining higher ordination from Thailand, followed her brother in addressing parliament.

Then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra addressed parliament in 2003 on a visit to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the same event.

Yingluck added both Sri Lanka and Thailand deeply value democracy, which "is not an internal affair" of any other country.

She also had talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and will also visit Kandy.

Yingluck will be also signing bilateral agreements on tourism, science and technology during her stay in Sri Lanka.(Kyodo)

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  • Critic Roshan Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:38 AM

    Either you spoil our country or we spoil your country. Get good advises from BBS.

    Ruwa Monday, 03 June 2013 06:09 AM

    You expecting lama sari?

    Saradial Monday, 03 June 2013 06:06 AM

    Because they are following Buddhism not sinhala buddhism.

    tin tin Sunday, 02 June 2013 06:11 AM

    i hear you issue HALAL certificate and it is legalized in your country
    We are a buddhist country not like yours

    Shehan Sunday, 02 June 2013 04:35 AM

    Seems like most of the anti-BBS people are disappointed..
    well said madam..it's time for the Buddhist awakening

    Subash Saturday, 01 June 2013 10:26 PM

    Antony, can you explain why it;s too late??

    shantha Saturday, 01 June 2013 06:15 PM

    this is not a Buddhist country US embassy Colombo

    seeni bola Saturday, 01 June 2013 08:07 AM

    that is right madam.. peaceful buddhist lifestyle.. not BBS style

    GC Saturday, 01 June 2013 07:13 AM

    Before condemning our people, just because of some bad apples, please find out why Thailand is said to be a favourite destination of sex tourists.

    ANTON Friday, 31 May 2013 02:05 PM

    SORRY MADAM TOO LATE,

    citizen Saturday, 01 June 2013 04:12 AM

    now a days buddhism is wat head monks decide rather not what lord buddha has teached

    Shenesh Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:50 AM

    So is that we see in bangkok and pattaya?

    john duminda cena Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:32 AM

    Why don't you curb and abolish prostitution to start with , it's legal in your country , isn't it a big sin , because women are being exploited ??

    Padma Saturday, 01 June 2013 03:10 AM

    Dear Madam,
    You sophisticated what are the lords Buddha’s preach charm and simple. Defiantly you will be dressed the same dress when you are living the country.

    Porky Pig Friday, 31 May 2013 03:30 PM

    Yes, Madam Buddhism is a way of life. It is not a religion.

    Karu Friday, 31 May 2013 03:22 PM

    No wonder you are a politician

    Patriot Friday, 31 May 2013 02:45 PM

    I know for a fact that in Thailand, people actually practice Buddhism a LOT more than Sri Lankans do. Sri Lankans living in SL and abroad wear a "Buddhism" label like a badge of honour, but hardly ever practice what we preach. Contradicting all of Buddha's teachings, the so called Buddhists of SL use this 'label' as a weapon. The Thai people on the other hand, actually promote every male to be ordained for a few years of their life so each of them actually considers following the Buddha's way in a true and practical manner. Not just the 'boru show' most Lankans do, with their giant Vesak Koodu and Pirith Nool as decoration, without actually following the philosophy.
    If we can have some positive influence from Thailand in this respect, that would be wonderful.


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