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President emphasizes his dedication for the progress of the Buddha Sasana

Jul 17, 2010 4:13:12 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has said that he will be dedicated for the upliftment of the Buddha Sasana. He assured to mould a disciplined society for the existence of the nation.

The President pointed out that a political party, a Government or an organization would flourish based on discipline. The nation also thrives on discipline. The people of this country still recall the prosperity witnessed during the Anuradhapura era and the sacrifices made by the Kings for the freedom of the country. The people remember the revival of Buddha Sasana during this era, with reverence.

President was speaking at the 67th Higher Ordination ceremony of the Ramanna Nikaya. The religious ceremony was held near the Malwathu Oya. 500 novices were fully ordained at the ceremony. The Ramanna Nikaya which was initiated in 1863 celebrates its 147th anniversary.

Speaking further the President said that he will fulfill the responsibility of reviving the Sasana that prevailed in the past. Members of the Maha Sangha led by the Mahanayake of the Ramanna Nikaya the Most. Ven. Weveldeniye Medhalankara thera, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and a large number of people were present. The President paid homage to the Sri Maha Bodhi before participating in the higher ordination ceremony.