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Don’t use religions to achieve narrow aims – MP Namal Rajapaksa

Jan 29, 2011 4:23:22 AM - itnnews.lk

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa has said that the religion should not be used to meet narrow aims.

He said some youths as well as the middle aged people remember the temple only when an examination is nearing. Certain others such as candidates remember the temple when an election is drawing close. There are others who remember the temple when they need to achieve leadership. He said that the temple or the religion should not be used to meet narrow aims. He noted that the religion or the philosophy that one believes in should be used to develop one’s mind and put a foundation for their lives. He expressed these views when he participated in a function to inaugurate the development projects under the ‘Nil Gammana’ programme. The Parliamentarian inaugurated infrastructure including developed roads and Dharma shalas in temples. Goods were distributed amongst low income families and school equipment was handed over to their children.