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Rice from Myanmar at a reasonable price
Myanmar has expressed willingness to provide rice at a reasonable price to Sri Lanka.

This follows a discussion held between visiting Premier Mahinda Rajapakse and Myanmar Prime Minister Lt. Gen. Soe Win. The discussion focused on the economic, political and cultural relations between the two countries.

The discussion also focused on the increasing prices of rice in Sri Lanka and accordingly, the Myanmar Premier had expressed willingness to provide rice to Sri Lanka at a reasonable price.

Following Myanmar's gesture, Premier Rajapakse telephoned Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Jeyaraj Fernandopulle regarding this offer. Accordingly, measures are being taken to import 2000 MT of rice to Sri Lanka from Myanmar.

Premier Rajapakse's visit marked a significant milestone in the bilatareal relations between the two countries. His visit comes after 29 years since the visit by then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike in 1976.

The World Buddhist Summit was the main event in Premier Rajapakse's visit. Addressing the Forum, Premier Rajapakse stressed that these forums will be helpful to alert the sensible Buddhist to organise themselves to avert erosion of Buddhism and to address the glaring problems facing the contemporary Buddhist.

"It will also help to reinvigorate the Maha Sanga so that there will prevail a progressive and a learned leadership, to propagate the Dhamma." he added. Premier Rajapakse also said; 'It is my distinct honour to be here to attend the World Buddhist Summit today. May I thank the Government of the Union of Myanmar for organizing this most auspicious and timely event and I wish to thank you for inviting me for the Summit.

'Lord Buddha has preached the benefits and the importance of listening to dhamma discourses at the suitable time. Thus, I consider the Summit as a well timed event, to reflect on Lord Buddha's message of love and compassion as the fundamental maxims for the creation of a peaceful mind among human beings thus creating a peaceful world.

'I firmly believe that such a Forum will be helpful to alert the sensible Buddhist to organise themselves to avert erosion of Buddhism and to address the glaring problems facing the contemporary Buddhist. It will also help to reinvigorate the Maha Sangha so that there will prevail a progressive and a learned leadership, to propagate the Dhamma.

'Regarding the relations between the two countries, Myanmar and Sri lanka are steeped in history based on Theravada Buddhism. Our relations date back to the 4th century, when the Myanmar monks had frequently visited the Maha Vihara of Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka to learn orthodox traditions and to continue in their own country and the perseverance of the Bhikkus of Sri Lanka, that it was made possible to produce the written Tripitaka, which was earlier preserved only through oral tradition.

Since this time, there has been no turning back and the two countries were intertwined with the golden thread of Theravada Buddhism.

Therefore, it is our fervent hope and the wish of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to cherish and to further consolidate the cultural bonds that had prevailed between the two countries over the centuries.

'Further, I am pleased to observe the manner in which the Summit has brought unity among Theravada Buddhist countries paving the way for mutual cooperation among the Theravada countries.

Let this Summit be a reminder to the world that Buddhism is not only a religion but a whole civilization with a rich cultural heritage, and a code of ethics having the ability to mould human beings to face the daunting tasks of the modern day.

Let this Summit be remembered as a forum, which projected Buddhism as a dynamic force, which has influenced the receptive mind for the last two thousand five hundred years, and projecting its relevance in the present day's context.

At a time when we are getting ready to conclude the Summit, I firmly believe that we are bound by strong Buddhist ethics, the premier said in his address.
MGR Archive 14.12.2004
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