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* UK Prime Minister praises Britain's Buddhist communities
Wed, May 14, 2014, 09:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 14, London: The Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron Britain's Buddhist communities for the outstanding contribution they make to his country.

Sending his best wishes to all Buddhists celebrating Vesak, today, the PM said Buddhist communities in Britain "play a valued and important part in our Island story" and thanked them "for everything you do."

He said for millions of people Vesak is a time to reflect on the Buddhist teachings of tolerance and compassion, and to make offerings to those in need.

"It is a special occasion that reminds us of the sincere and enduring principles espoused by Buddhists throughout the world," Cameron's message said.

Full text of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's message:

I'd like to send my best wishes to Buddhists in Britain and around the world celebrating Vesak, the sacred festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the passing away (Parinirvana) of the Buddha.

For millions of people it is a time to reflect on the Buddhist teachings of tolerance and compassion, and to make offerings to those in need. It is a special occasion that reminds us of the sincere and enduring principles espoused by Buddhists throughout the world.

At this time I'd like to especially praise Britain's Buddhist communities for the outstanding contribution they make to our country. You play a valued and important part in our Island story and I thank you for everything you do.

To Buddhists in the UK and the world I wish you a happy and peaceful Vesak.

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