council conference tomorrow
World religious leaders
will join Mahanayakes and other senior religious leaders from
the north, east and south of the country at the inaugural
conference of the Inter-religious Council of Sri Lanka –
Religions for Peace to be held tomorrow.
The meeting will take place in Kandy at the Governor’s
The World Conference of Religions for Peace is the world’s
largest coalition of religious communities dedicated to
inter-religious cooperation for conflict transformation, peace
building and sustainable development.
Religions for Peace works through affiliated inter-religious
councils in 70 countries on six continents
The conference will be organised by the World Conference of
Religions for Peace in partnership with National Peace Council
and Religions for Peace Sri Lanka.
The Inter-religious Council of Sri Lanka will become the
country’s most representative multi-religious body with
participation of senior Tamil religious leaders from the north
such as the Bishop of Mannar.
The newly-forming Council will become the multi-religious voice
of the country, offer the possibility of mediation, reject
extremist tendencies, and educate the public on the positive,
socially transformative power of religions and their
Meanwhile, on April 30 an Inter-religious conference will be
held in Trincomalee at the Club Oceanic Hotel.