Speech delivered by the President of Board of Trustees at Devatagaha Jumma Mosque &Shrine, Colombo, on April 24, 1987

We are very happy that you come to Sri Lanka and visiting our great Mosque. It is nearly 175 years old. It is officially 175 years old, but unofficially it is more than one thousand, may be thousands years. This is a very famous place. This place is open. There is only shrine here we will be taking to show you. The shrine is about over thousand years. But we discovered that about a hundred and seventy years ago and this is known as a holy place and all religious not only Islam, Buddhists, Christians and all Hindu, they are all visiting this place including Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Cabinet Ministers visited this place.

So if there are any questions that you want to ask, we will be glad to answer. On behalf of the Mosque Trustees and the Committee, I am very happy to receive you all and to meet you all and to give you our warmest greeting to Muslims of Thailand, to the religious of Thailand, all the people of Thailand our warmest greeting and good wishes.

10. Chanting the sacred Jinapanjara Sutta for peace of Sri Lanka and world peace at several important places such as:-

a. Kelaniya Rajmaha Vihare Temple, Colombo.

b. Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo.

c. Sri Lanka Maha Pirivena, Colombo.

d. The Parliament House, Colombo.

e. The Holy Shrine of the Holy Tooth Relics, Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy.

f. Rajopavanarama Temple, Peradeniya.

g. Dambulla Rock Temple, Anuradhapura.

h. Isurumuni Temple, Anuradhapura.

i. Sri Maha Bodhi Tree at Anuradhapura Sri Maha Bodhi Temple and the Great Stupa in Anuradhapura.

11. Attending the 8th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Universal Love and Brotherhood Association Sri Lanka Branch at Ranmuthu Hotel, Colombo on April 24, 1987.

Address Of  Dr. T.P. Amerasinghe, President of  Universal Love and Brotherhood Association, Sri Lanka Branch,On the Meeting of the 8th Anniversary of the Founding of the ULBA  At Ranmuthu Hotel, Colombo,

On April 24, 1987, 18:30 p.m.

H.E. World Peace Envoy Suchart Kosolkitiwong, Judge Chalermchai Jarupaibul, Mr. Preeja Jumchai, ladies and gentlemen,

This delegation from Thailand, led by H.E. Mr. Suchart Kosolkitiwong. He has the main object of going around the country to all the sacred places whether Buddhist, Hindu or Christian in order to pray for world peace and for the peace of Sri Lanka. You know that many people from Bangkok come to Sri Lanka mainly whatever precious stones business go on between Sri Lanka and Thailand. But Mr. Suchart Kosolkitiwong brought us more precious gems. If creatures of the world that all religious have a common origin and that until all religious join together not unite but joined together in common fellowship. World peace would be different to achieve. That is principal philosophy. Friends like Mr. Albert Edirisinghe here and others, we have known H.E. Suchart Kosolkitiwong for a considerable number of years. And I for one have been in very close touch with him all during this period. We have meeting in Japan. I have made many visits to Bangkok . I have visited the most beautiful place he has built, the Holy Land of Hooppha Sawan, and also another closer to Bangkok in other very nice centre, Religious Centre called Samnak Poo Sawan. And in all these days I spent with Mr. Kosolkitiwong I felt a common friendship, and I think he also felt the same. So when I invited him to pay a visit here I had no anticipation of the trouble we would have in this country. I mean

We had trouble, but not the sudden outbreak of violence we had during last week. So, unfortunately, his visit here has been a little complicated. But nevertheless he will agree with me that we have achieved a lot since his visit to this country: Now today, I think we would have had a crowd we would not have been able to accommodate this Hall had it not been for the fact of a curfew at 8 o’clock today. So, I suggested to Mr. Kosolkitiwong that we will reduce the period of our meeting. In stead of going till 7.30, we will come through our meeting at 6.30. I think today Mr. Suchart and Judge C. Jarupaibul here are going to talk to us on a very important topic, that is “ World Government is the Only Solution to the Enduring Peace.” Mr. Kosolkitiwong was three times elected as World Peace Envoy by the World Constitution and Paliament Association. He was elected World Peace Envoy twice in Delhi, once in Brighton, U.K., in English. Again he was elected as World Peace Envoy in New Delhi on last year in the presence of H.E. Giani Zail Singh, President of India. So, he has lived up to this great honour. He has met all the world level great leaders whether in Soviet Union, or the Republic of China, in America, the United States,United Nations. He has proceeded to the Vatican and met all the State leaders in one course, that is how to promote world peace. Now, as you know, in our country we are trying to solve. But some people called it ethic problem, other people called it terrorist problem and one point which we have to consider is that we look at this as a global solution. To reach a completely satisfactory solution for all will not be easy. A global outlook is very necessary. A very recent leader, President of the Soviet Union, Mr. Gorbachev, made a speech in which he said that Soviet Russia that he was reeducating the Soviet Russia people to look at things globally and that is what everybody should look at things. If we look at our every problem globally we will see that it is reduced to something very small. But at the same time, problem is connected with other problems all over the world. Every nation has a kind of finger in our problem and this makes it difficult a solution and we feel that we have to look at all problems like the development problem, environment problems, the problems of pollution, the problems of nuclear armaments, in a global manner. And therefore, today His Excellency and Judge C. Jarupaibul want to discuss with you as to how we can attain enduring peace through World Government. With those remarks, I would like to call upon H.E. Suchart Kosolkitiwong to talk to us on this subject.

Speech delivered by Al-Haj A. Hathy Sulaiman, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Togo in Sri Lanka

On the Meeting of the 8th Anniversary of the Founding of the ULBA  At Ranmuthu Hotel, Colombo,

On April 24, 1987

Mr. President, Mr. Kosolkitiwong Distinguished members of his Delegation, and Friends,

We have amidst us today a very distinguished personality, the World Peace Envoy, Mr. Suchart Kosolkitiwong from the Internatinal Federation of Religions, Bangkok, Thailand. His untiring efforts towards the cause of world peace, the unification of all and religions are only too well-known. He has sacrificed his whole life and loves towards this cause and in recognition of his meritorious services, the World Constitution and Parliament Association which has its headquarters in Colorado, appointed him World Peace Envoy. Sri Lanka in particular needs his message of universal love, peace and brotherhood at his critical puncture than at any other time in its history. Mr. Kosolkitiwong, Sir, we are very proud to have you with us at this critical hour. We thank you for your every interesting discussion and talk you give us.

Mr. C. Jarupaibul, Judge and a world citizen also with a distinguished record of works towards the cause of world peace. Sir, we are equally proud to have you amidst us your valuable contribution toward the world peace, unity among the races, universal brotherhood and religious harmony have borne fruits, We also thank you very much for being present here with us today and for working for the cause of the World Constitution and Parliament Association in your country and as a trustee of the association.

About three months ago, I had the good fortune of visiting your country and had the honour of addressing the open university students of the Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok at its peace seminar, which was also addressed by the World Peace Envoy, Mr. Suchart Kosolkitiwong. The Chief guest on this occasion was the Thailand’s Commander in Chief of the Army, General Chavalit Yongchaiyuth. He also opened a photographic exhibition at which in the same university campus. In that exhibition there was also wide display of all activities done and carried on by the World Peace Envoy, Mr. Suchart Kosolkitiwong. He portraits the activities of his own work and the work that he has been doing. There was a very impressive gathering and I thank you very much for the honour you have done to me by inviting me to participate in this important function.

During your short stay here, I am sure you would have seen a cross section of our country, its culture and tradition. In spite of the difficulties experienced by you in view of the present situation, I am confident that you will be carrying with your pleasant memories.

Let me finally thank the distinguished members of the rest of your delegation, Mr. Preeja, Mr. Metee, Mr. Vichai and the two ladies, and all of you, for being present here today. And finally let me thank Mr. Amir for meeting these very valuable guests which he has always support our cause.

Thank you.