May 20, 2019

This Vesak proved that religion & faith can't be destroyed - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe noted that this Vesak season was held in true spirit based on the Buddha’s principles and faith rather than materialistic trade activities, adding that this is a good example which should be adopted in the future as well.

The Prime Minister made this comment during the opening of the Vesak Dansala organised by Colombo Municipal Councillor Kithsiri Rajapaksa in Deans Road, Maradana.

He noted that this year the Vesak festival was organised based on the directives of the Mahanayakes, adding that its success proved that unity, religion and faith cannot be suppressed by any sinister force.

The Prime Minister said this year’s Vesak celebrations was held under the theme of peace and reconciliation among the races and religions.

He pointed out that by holding such religious activities throughout the country, it was proved that our unity, religion and faith cannot be suppressed by any force.

The event was attended by the Maha Sangha and many government ministers, municipal council members and government officials.