President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday certain the Maha Sangha that the Government would create an surroundings soon in which Buddhists might revere without fear Solosmasthanaya where Buddha is believed to have visited.
The President was language via settlement at the investiture of the State program at the BMICH yesterday to honor the 2600th Anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment which falls on Vesak Full Moon day in 2011.
"I took the wheel of the Government at a time when a part of the state had been handed over to the terrorists.
"Buddhists visiting Nagadeepaya, Deegavapiya and even Sri Maha Bodhiya would have been taxed by terrorists, if the Government had not initiated an action to liberate the areas forcibly held by them," the President said.
The President said the Mahinda Chinthana has obviously outlined the government vision towards the restricted civilization which is the key to the wealth of a state.
The government faced the challenges of eradicating terrorism and illicit drug menace successfully. We don't think twice when it comes to the eradication of the illicit drug menace, the President said.
The ethical and physical development in a village should go hand in hand. We first listening carefully the development of moral principles in villages, previous to dividends of development are brought to the villages, the President said. "There was shut connection between the people and the Buddhist monks of the villages and this tie helped defend the moral values and civilization, he said.
The Buddhasasana Karya Sadhaka Mandalaya has proposed a 20 point act plan to ensure the conservation of the Buddha Sasana as part of a agenda to celebrate the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's explanation.
This action tactics is aimed at ethical development by preserving Sinhala Buddhist educational individuality. The President has also chosen a Task Force comprising 10 Buddhist monks and 10 lay members to check the completion of this agenda within next three years. The members of this Task Force gave a total outline of the act plan which will exist implemented beneath the blessings of Mahanayake theras . This act plan has focused on standards of Dhamma teaching in schools significance of improving the quality of Pirivena and adult education.
Anunayake Thera of the Malwatta chapter of Siyam Nikaya Ven Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, Mahanayake of Asgiri Chapter Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera, Mahanayake of Ramannya Maha Nikaya Most Ven. Weweldeniya Medhalankara thera and Mahanayake of Amarapura Nikaya Ven. Davuldena Gnannissara Thera delivered anusasana.
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake and Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara were also present.