Teachings of Lord Buddha greatest message of peace to the world: President-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his Wesak Message stated that Sri Lanka stands out among the nations of the world where independence and respect towards others have been respected through state policies.
The President stated that the teaching of Lord Buddha is the greatest message of peace to the world and said that Buddhism has shown the world that while anger and hatred are causes for sorrow, Karuna – compassion and Maitri – loving kindness is the path to contentment.
The message also stated that all divisions based on race, religion, caste, and tribe are wholly meaningless and a person’s stature is best measured by one’s good or bad conduct.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Sri Lanka celebrates the triple festival of Vesak that commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha with State sponsorship that marks the great veneration and devotion of the people.