High Commission of Sri Lanka in India

Policy Statement by Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka At the inauguration of the 5th session of the 9th Parliament of Sri Lanka 07-02-2024 PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 06:06
From ancient times to the present day, our world has encountered a myriad of crises, spanning nations and personal lives alike. While some crises could be overcome, others proved insurmountable. Mere condemnation and blame-shifting towards the crisis itself and not moving beyond scrutinizing its root causes are not effective means of resolution. 
Successful crisis management, whether on a global scale, within nations, or in individual lives, hinges on adeptly handling the situation and navigating through it. Reflecting on the timeless wisdom of Lord Buddha's sermon, 'Attadeepa - Viharati'—be a lamp unto you—we find a profound lesson. Initiating the process of overcoming a crisis must begin within oneself. Throughout history, no crisis has been conquered solely through pointing fingers at others. 
It is imperative that we become the guiding light for our own selves, correcting our thoughts and perspectives. Without personal improvement, there can be no collective good for our country, and the crisis remains unsolved. True systemic change can only occur when we, as individuals, undergo transformation, transcending mere pronouncement about altering the system.  
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