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Peace education: Need of the hour

Dec 1, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
At this historic moment in Sri Lanka, it is relevant to remember that Sri Lanka has from ancient times been an outstanding centre from which messages of harmony, justice and sustainable development have radiated through and illuminated the entire region. References to this abound in world literature, of which the quotation cited is just one. Not without reason did Sri Lanka acquire the image of being a dhamma deepa - an island identified with the practice and teachings of peace. We need now to reconnect ourselves with our rich and many-faceted inheritance of religious harmony, peace, education, philosophy, art, architecture, sustainable development and international relations which were outstanding by any standards.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/12/02/fea01.asp