- Buddhist Cultural Association Formed to promote Religious Unity
:: 2011-05-24 09:00:30 Hours]
Setting a significant landmark in the contemporary history
of islandís religious and cultural Co-operation, the first Hindu-Buddhist
Cultural Association was formed on Monday (23/05/2011) at Palam
Road, Kantharmadam in Jaffna with participation of Senior Priests
of both Religions and senior citizens.
new Hindu- Buddhist Cultural Association is fulfillment of a timely
step to overthrow the effort of a few organized anti-social factions
in their abortive attempt to harm the unity between communities.
inauguration of this much-needed institute was attended by Hon.
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thero, about 25 Buddhist
monks from Colombo, Rev. Wasudewa Kurukkal with several other Hindu
Priests and more than 100 senior Jaffna citizens.
the Association Ven. Rathna thero, the guest of honour of the event,
said that the time has come to understand the similarities in both
Hinduism and Buddhism to work closely to achieve the goal of development
of the Country.
the gathering, Commander Security Forces-Jaffna Maj.Gen.Mahinda
Hathurusinghe stated that the new organization will be an inspiration
to the work that security forces in Jaffna had been implementing
to promote harmony between religions and communities in Jaffna.
Further he thanked Mr. MTS Ramachandran, Hon. President of the Hindu-
Buddhist Cultural Association for his vehement effort in establishing
this association and promised to extend Armyís fullest cooperation
to promote amity among communities.