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The British Prime Minister, David Cameron issuing a Vesak message sent his best wishes to Buddhists in Britain and around the world celebrating Vesak, the sacred festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away (Parinirvana) of the Buddha.

“For millions of people it is a time to reflect on the Buddhist teachings of tolerance and compassion, and to make offerings to those in need. It is a special occasion that reminds us of the sincere and enduring principles espoused by Buddhists throughout the world”, he said.

He said that he especially wished to praise Britain’s Buddhist communities for the outstanding contribution they make to the Britain.

“You play a valued and important part in our Island story and I thank you for everything you do.To Buddhists in the UK and the world, I wish you a happy and peaceful Vesak”, he said.

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  • sana Thursday, 15 May 2014 07:43 AM

    Hello Tony Abbot , where is your Msg Mate ???? time to catch up with rest of the world...

    Avatar Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:26 AM

    Thank you and a Very Happy Fallen Heroes Day to you too!!!

    man Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:30 AM

    BRITISH ARE BRITISH. THANKS PM

    srinath.gunaratne Thursday, 15 May 2014 07:57 AM

    Up yours!

    mack Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:48 PM

    SL acts like a Buddhist country but minus Buddha and his teachings.happy vesak via DM Android App

    suranga Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:50 AM

    Thank you Mr. Cameron, Happy Vesak to you too..

    ToyGun Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:56 AM

    Thank you sir. Wish you the same. We need you assistance to make Sri Lanka a free and happy place to live everyday, not just on Vesak Day. Need to bring the war criminals to justice soon.

    Nims Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:58 AM

    Thanks mate

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    Have a great day

    Dil Mendis Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:59 AM

    Thank you very much Pol Kudu Kribath....

    Vince Thursday, 15 May 2014 03:31 AM

    He only wish the Brit Buddhists you knucklehead. Are you one of them then

    Prometheus Thursday, 15 May 2014 04:12 AM

    Thank you Mr. PM.

    sam Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:34 AM

    Yes , we need your assistance to avoid another war in Sri Lanka. First advise Tamil diaspora not to hamper the present harmony in Sri Lanka.

    Disgusted Thursday, 15 May 2014 04:21 AM

    Thank you Hon David Cameron. Empathy is ingrained into Buddhist children from childhood along with a strong foundation based on the:
    Five precepts (I refrain from killing; I refrain from stealing; I refrain from sexual misconduct; I refrain from incorrect speech or lying; and I refrain from taking intoxicants)
    and the 4 Noble truths are (1.Dukka-suffering or sorrow;
    2.Reason for Dukka; 3.cessation of suffering; and 4. The eight fold path to eradicating suffering, which are right Understanding, right Thoughts, right Speech, right Action, right Livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration).
    In Sri Lanka, whether one is a soldier or a priest or a layman this is what influences the vast majority of Buddhists.
    Once you understand the true Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka, you would definitely change your perceptions and instead rely only on hard evidence.

    asoka Thursday, 15 May 2014 04:32 AM

    We have forgotten and pardoned the british for destroying our worship places and damaging the unity within the Sri Lankan people...we wish you the same...Mr. Prime Minister...

    jim pappa Thursday, 15 May 2014 09:38 AM

    Wish you the same, Ca-moron. Did you observe 'sil' this poya day? Hope you would be more tolerant, compassionate and righteous in the future.

    Nanda Thursday, 15 May 2014 04:40 AM

    Mr.Prime Minister, We all Peaceful together plenty of Communities in the island

    dalubanda Thursday, 15 May 2014 05:33 AM

    But please don't send tattooed women to SL as we may have to send them back in "business" class for their own good.

    aslam Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:38 AM

    British are British. Thanks.

    Amintha Friday, 16 May 2014 10:21 AM

    [quote name="sampatha"]But the Britain is conducting GCE Edexcel exams worldwide on Vesak day - will they hold exams on Christmas Day [/quote]

    No they won't......

    GAMINI Wednesday, 14 May 2014 06:14 PM

    Thanks, same to you and all Brits out there.

    sampatha Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:38 AM

    But the Britain is conducting GCE Edexcel exams worldwide on Vesak day - will they hold exams on Christmas Day

    idroos Thursday, 15 May 2014 06:21 AM

    Thanks PM on return

    Ranga Thursday, 15 May 2014 06:33 AM

    Oh, please don't come say that he is targeting the Sri Lanka Buddhists votes in the UK....

    Ranjith Thursday, 15 May 2014 06:53 AM

    Thanks Mr. PM.. Is this first time done by Briton or regular one.. We never heard before britain has wish like this. Any way thsnks again via DM Android App

    Public Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:03 AM

    Hapannna beri atha imbinna hadanawa David Mahaththya. Jayawewa!!


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