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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

Religious education can play an important role in national reconciliation & peace – President Srisena

Colombo, 09 February, (

President Maithripala Sirisena says the religious education in the country can play a pivotal role in building national reconciliation and peace. He made these remarks participating at a Dialogue on Inter-religious Education, held at the BMICH, recently (03).

This programme has been organized by the Ministry of National Integration & Reconciliation with the aim of integrating the concept of national integration and reconciliation, into the religious education of the country through inter-religious leaders and the religious education teachers.

The President further said that we should take steps to build mutual trust and brotherhood among the children irrespective of their race and religion, through the religious education.

President Sirisena also said that the religious education must be a support to build a better future generation with positive thinking.

A Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover were issued to mark the National Integration and Reconciliation Week and the Minister of Post, H.M. Abdul Haleem presented them to the President.

The Dialogue on Interreligious Education is comprised of two sessions and the first Session was held under the theme promoting national integration and reconciliation through the inter-religious religious education. The second Session held under the theme, new proposals to improve the national integration and reconciliation.

Inter-religious leaders, including Most Ven. Dr. Ittapana Dhammalankara Maha Nayake Thera, Former President and the Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, State Minister, A.H.M. Fauzi, Mr. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration & Reconciliation and many others participated in this event.

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Religious education can play an important  role in national reconciliation & peace – President Srisena
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