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Buddhist organisations present compendium of
proposals to President

COLOMBO: A compendium of proposals titled "Experience of past 50 years, the approach to 50 years ahead" jointly formulated by a number of Buddhist organisations was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (14), a media release by the Presidential Secretariat stated.

The document which was jointly presented by "Meth Bo Sena", a "Conglomeration of Buddhist Organisations" and the "Sri Lanka Temperance Federation" was based on the experiences of the past 50 years, envisaging the uplift of morals throughout 50 years ahead.

It sets out proposals to eradicate the menace of alcoholism, non-co-existent and unethical religious conversions, and slaughter of cattle.

The delegates consisted of members of the clergy and laity, expressed their great delight over the President's enthusiasm to put a stop to alcoholism in this country and observed that the President's leadership goes a long way to arresting the moral erosion.

Today the country is experiencing a dynamic religious reawakening which is unprecedented, they said.

The President replying them said that he was dedicated to building an ethical and disciplined society and to see that every member of each household is a disciplined, virtuous and compassionate individual.

A Compact Disc "Voice of Silence" relating to Yogi Exercises and Meditation, produced by Ven. Athuraliya Rathana Thera was also presented to the President on this occasion.

Ven. Ranpathvila Wimalaratana Thera, Temperance Federation President Dr. Sisira Kodagoda, Meth Bo Sena President Narendra Gunatilleke and Sadaham Sevana Secretary Ajantha Danthanarayana led the delegation.

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