Only President can find a solution to the national problem – Ven Dr. Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero

Venerable Dr. Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero (left) and Maithripala Sirisena.

Venerable Dr. Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero says only the current President Maithripala Sirisena can find a solution to the national problem with the agreement of all races.

“President Maithripala Sirisena has an immense capability to overcome critical challenges faced by the country. He is the only leader who can give a solution to the national issue, with an agreement of all communities,” the senior lecturer of Sri Lanka Pali and Buddhist University said.

Ven. Abayathissa Thero who is the Principal and Administrator of the Sunethra Devi Pirivena made these remarks at the Katina ceremony and the religious ceremony held Sunday under the patronage of the President to open newly built Vahalkada and seminar hall of the Raja Maha Viharaya of Sunethra Devi Pirivena in Pepiliyana.

President Sirisena, speaking at the ceremony said it was the Buddha who deeply discoursed about the conflict resolution. “Though there are various methods for conflict resolution, the Buddhist policy for that is to do it without destroying the lives of anybody”, he said.

He pointed out that the conflict resolution is an academic subject, and is an element of modern higher education. “We also should do the conflict resolution with a scientific and academic study,” he said.

Recalling the recent meeting with the President, Ven Abayathissa Thero said that the views expressed by the President after listening long time with patience for him and the delegation, is evident of his feelings towards this country and its people.

Ven Abayathissa Thero recalled that President has told him and his delegation that even though it could be the politicians who create conflicts between the largest ethnic group and minority communities, since gaining the independence, there is a root cause which they can be used to create conflicts, and it is his objective to remove this root cause and to create an environment where all the communities could live in peace.

President Sirisena, speaking at the ceremony said it was the Buddha who deeply discoursed about the conflict resolution. “Though there are various methods for conflict resolution, the Buddhist policy for that is to do it without destroying the lives of anybody”, he said.

He pointed out that the conflict resolution is an academic subject, and is an element of modern higher education. “We also should do the conflict resolution with a scientific and academic study,” he said.

Recalling the recent meeting with the President, Ven Abayathissa Thero said that the views expressed by the President after listening long time with patience for him and the delegation, is evident of his feelings towards this country and its people.

Ven Abayathissa Thero recalled that President has told him and his delegation that even though it could be the politicians who create conflicts between the largest ethnic group and minority communities, since gaining the independence, there is a root cause which they can be used to create conflicts, and it is his objective to remove this root cause and to create an environment where all the communities could live in peace.