President Ranil Wickremesinghe has disputed a statement by JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake that Lord Buddha had preached equality.

Speaking in parliament yesterday (22), the president claimed it was the Four Noble Truths, not equality.

Lord Buddha preached about the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering, he said.

President Wickremesinghe was responding to a question raised by Dissanayake about a government team that went to inquire into a particular bank account in Dubai when he was the premier.

“During our government, presidential advisor J.C. Weliamuna led a team to Dubai, looked into it and returned. But, they did not take the follow-up action. They were not under me,” said the president.



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