Lanka to participate in Buddhist Summit in Japan
Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Udugama Sri
Buddharakkithabidhana Thera and Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka
will lead a high powered Sri Lankan delegation to the Fifth World
Buddhist Summit to be held from October 31 to November 10 in Kobe City,
The Summit attended by delegates from 33 countries will be held at
the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism in Kobe City. The organisation of the
Buddhist Summit is handled by a team led by Most Ven. Dr. Kyuse
Enshinjoh, Founder Priest of Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan and
Chief Priest of the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism.
Ven. Hiroshi Fujikura is the Secretary General of the Buddhist
Summit. The Sri Lankan Co-ordinator of the Summit is Senior
Superintendent of Police Subhash Weerasinghe. A major feature of the
Fifth Summit is the 'A World Peace Prayer' in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in
memory of the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on the two cities.
The organisers and delegates representing 370 million Buddhists of
the world will appeal to the world leaders to reconsider what true World
Peace is through prayers and not to use the stockpiles of sophisticated
nuclear weapons at their command.
Among the Sri Lankan delegates are Most Ven. Weweldeniye Medhalankara
Mahanayake Thera of the Ramanna Nikaya, Education Minister Susil Prem
Jayantha, Religious Affairs Minister Pandu Bandaranaike Mr and Mrs.
Lakshman Jayakody and Mr and Mrs. Mangala Moonesinghe.