Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, advocates that a country’s sustainable future must be built on the foundation of self-discipline and equity, and outlines his pathway for a sustainable future in Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth.
My vision for the Commonwealth of Nations and our collective future includes prosperous economies, green environments, and inclusive, harmonious and just societies – leaving no one behind.
By the middle of the century, the planet will withstand a population of 9-10 billion people, who will need adequate natural resources, sustainable livelihoods and economic progress. Issues like overexploitation of scarce resources, pollution, declining biodiversity and climate change require practical and sustainable solutions.
Learning from the Buddhist traditions prevalent in Sri Lanka, there are three types of human conflicts…
former President of Sri Lanka