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Responsibility of government to spread Buddhist message says Ranil

Sri Lanka's prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted it is the government's responsibility to spread the message of Buddhism across the world. 

"Sri Lanka has always acted as a beacon of Theravada Buddhism for devotees across the world," Mr Wickremesinghe was quoted by the Ada Derana as saying. 

Mr Wickremesinghe made these comments whilst visiting a Buddhist vihara on Saturday. 

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