Buddhist organisations present compendium of
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
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
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
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