Oct 30, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena held a special discussion with religious leaders of all faiths to discuss Geneva Proposals and its challenges, at the Presidential Secretariat Thursday (29).
President apprised the religious leaders regarding the ideas expressed by the representatives of political parties during the all-party meeting held under the patronage of President Sirisena, President's Media division said.
The President proposed to set up a committee representing all religions to overcome the existing challenges and agreed to set up an All Religious Committee comprising 25 members.
The religious leaders expressed their blessing for the initiatives taken by the President and the government to build the national and religious reconciliation in the country and said that it is an exemplary initiative to the whole world.
The President further said that as a government all must unite to face the challenges and all future development plans for the country should implement considering these complexities.
"As we find speedy solutions to current issues it is a must to find a program to ensure long term national reconciliation in the country," the President added.
Dr. Ittapana Dhammalankara Nayake Maha Thera, Bangala Upathissa Thero, Venerable Thiniyawala Palitha Thero, Archbishop Dr. Malcolm Ranjith and other religious leaders participated in the discussion.