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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10.25 GMT

Bhutan's CJ meets President


Chief Justice of Bhutan Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye now in Sri Lanka to attend the conference on
"Buddhist Jurisprudence" paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (09).

The visiting Chief Justice recalling long-term cultural bonds between Sri Lanka and Bhutan said that Buddhist teachings and jurisprudence are compatible with democracy in all aspects. Buddhism is capable of earning, the greatest happiness for human beings, he observed. Chief Justice Tobgye congratulated President Rajapaksa for restoring peace in Sri Lanka.

President Rajapaksa proposed to explore the possibility of organizing exchange and training
programmes in the area of Buddhist Jurisprudence. Attention should be focused on signing a MoU in this regard, President added.

Mr. Lungton Dubuer Justice of High Court Bhutan accompanied Chief Justice Tobgye.

Chief Justice, Mr. Mohan Peiris, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Ms. Khenuka Senevirathne, Acting AG, Ms. Bimba Thilakarathna and President Counsels Mr. Manohara De Silva and Mr. Prashantha De Alwis were also present.





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