Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, MP, Speaker attends the Commemoration of the International Day of Peace, 2014
The Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa, MP, Speaker of the Sri Lanka Parliament accompanied by Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake, Secretary General of Parliament participated at the occasion of the Commemoration of the International Day of Peace 2014, that was held in Xi’an City of Shaanxi Province of the People’s Republic of China from 22nd to 25th September 2014.
“Commemoration of the International Day of Peace” which have been advocated by the United Nations’ resolution passed in 2001 to declared 21st September as the annual celebration day of the International Day of Peace was organized by The Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), a Peace-making organization committed to the studies of arms control and disarmament, non-proliferation, peace and security, sustainable development, etc. with the theme of “People Aspire to a Safer Asia” in order to promote the friendship between the Chinese people and the peoples of Asian countries and jointly build the Silk Road Economic Belt under the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.
Hon. Chamat Rajapaksa, MP, Speaker, one of the keynote speakers among the opening ceremony emphasized that in every person, the desire for peace is an essential aspiration and therefore it is the responsibility of every individual to work towards peace. Highlighting the taught of Great Lord Buddha, the Hon. Speaker stated that the duty of the mankind is to search for peace inside ourselves because peace comes from within and wining yourself is the greatest victory despite the victories in hundreds and thousands of battles and that is the ideal path to achieve one of the most fundamental of human rights “the Right to Peace”
The Hon. Speaker also had a bilateral meeting with the Hon. Han Qide, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the President of the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament during this visit.