Co-operative best model for any economy
The Co-operative Movement is the best model of economy that can
prevail healthily with capitalism, socialism on free trade economy
without any indifference in the present day, said Minister of Trade
Commerce and Co-operatives Bandula Gunawardena.
He was speaking at a ceremony held at Maharagama Urban Council
conference hall organised by Colombo district Sanasa Maha Sangamaya to
felicitate its chairman Danison Weerasuriya for his 34 years benevolent
service rendered for the uplift of the Co-operative philosophy in Sri
The Minister said: As Lord Buddha preached poojacha poojaneeyanam,
the people to be felicitated should be felicitated. Then only we can
assure more and more service from them.
Weerasuriya is an example for social service. Nearly half of his life
had devoted for the good and prosperity of other people. Even though
to-day all the blames and criticisms comes to the people who are working
towards the society.
I am being always blamed by the people as I am working hard for the
good of the people. I do not mind any blame, any criticism even though I
lose my ministry tomorrow.
I will do my best to fulfil the task and the responsibility given to
me by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Weerasuriya was felicitated by awarding Samupa Deepani at the last
world co-operative day held at the BMICH. Weerasuriya was honoured by
presenting a memento by the co-operators in the Colombo district.
Mahanayake Thera of Amarapura Maha Nikaya. Aggamaha Panditha Ven.
Dauldena Gnaniswara thera and Anunayaka thera of Amarapura
Dharmarakshita Nikaya Ven. Thirikunamale Ananda thera and the Chairman
of Maharagama Urban Council, and the Provincial Secretary, Maharagama
Secretariat Chandraratne Pallegama were also present.