President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the concluding ceremony of the 14th UN International Vesak Festival at the Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy on Sunday
The Buddhist philosophy provides solutions to overcome conflict and poverty, President Maithripala Sirisena said.
He was addressing the closing ceremony of the 14th UN International Vesak Festival at the Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy on Sunday,
He said that committing to achieve agreed proposals of the Kandy declaration, will pave the way to find solutions for many international issues while accomplishing the goals of the sustainable development and peace.
The President said all should commit themselves in this regard.
"As mentioned in the Kandy declaration, the Buddhist countries will give leadership to a united programme," he said.
The Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari participated as the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony.
Special representatives from 72 countries participated in the celebrations.
The Kandy Declaration was launched at the ceremony, which included a set of proposals to promote the Buddhist Philosophy and programme to promote Buddhism internationally.
The Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari addressed the closing ceremony.
President Sirisena presented a memento to the Nepal's President to mark her visit to Sri Lanka.
The Maha Sangha including the Mahanayake Theras of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, dignitaries including ministers and MPs and representatives of Buddhist countries participated. (Daily news)