"The 79th WFBY Executive Board meeting in Sri Lanka..."

The 79th WFBY Executive Board meeting held in Sri Lanka on May 10 - 12, 2017 under the leadership of the President of World Alliance of Buddhist Leaders (WABL) & World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong.

This Executive Board meeting hosted by Sri Lanka and on May 09, 2017 reached all Executive Board Members of WFBY to the Sri Lanka.

Then held the grand level opening ceremony of the 79th WFBY Executive Board Meeting on May 10, 2017 with all participate the board members.

Two days on May 10 - 11, 2017 discussed the most valuable events & current issues of World Alliance of Buddhist Leaders (WABL) & World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY). The board members shared their ideas with others on the occasion.

The Executive Board meeting provided a platform to discuss various areas of the current context of the Buddhist world. The board members identified the challenges faced by the Buddhist communities from around the world and internal factors and external factors such as political, economic and other religious concerns.

After the successful 79th WFBY Executive Board meeting, all members participated for worship the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in the city of Kandy (Sri Dalada Maligawa), which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Then they visited the Sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi (the oldest living human - planted tree in the world) in Anuradhapura and Lord Gautama Buddha’s reached holy place in Nagadeepaya, Jaffna in Sri Lanka.

This historic occasion was a landmark in the history for all countries that contributed to the strengthening of the historical bonds between the nations.

Further, this occasion offers on opportunity to the people of all countries to deepen their understanding and foster harmony.

Buddhika Sanjeewa
Founder, Chairman & Chief Editor
Mettavalokanaya Buddhist Publications Centre in Sri Lanka

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