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  • United Nations Day of VESAK celebrations 2008

    In 1999 the United Nations voted that the thrice holy day of Vesak should be marked by an annual meeting of Buddhists from numerous countries and schools, subject to funding and organisational capacity. The first celebration was held in 2001 at the United...
  • Senior Religious Leaders of Different Faiths Build Peace in War-Torn Sri Lanka

    NEW YORK, 19 December 2007 - Senior international religious leaders of different faiths met in war-torn Jaffna, Sri Lanka, to identify peaceful means for ending Sri Lanka's violent ethnic conflict. The summit of religious leaders from seven countries was ...
  • Letter to Pakistani consul upon death of Benazir Bhutto

    Your Excellency, It is a sad day for Pakistan to lose such a valiant Leader. I express my personal condolence to you and to the Pakistan people on the tragic death of Madam Benazir Bhutto at the hands of an assassin. Benazir was a beacon to men and wome...