Sri Lankan High Commissioner Dr. Chris Nonis and several British Parliamentarians were invited to address the Multifaith Forum in British Parliament, during Multifaith week in the UK. In his address, Dr. Nonis spoke of the multiculturalism of Sri Lanka and the spirituality of its people, and the value of faith as a unifier across communities.
He also spoke about the progress Sri Lanka had made in the post conflict era, and that it was incumbent upon all communities to open their hearts to each other, to respect the diversity of each other, thereby providing each other dignity, which in turn will ensure a durable peace in Sri Lanka in the post conflict era.
The Multifaith Forum was chaired by Brij Mohan Gupta, President of the National Council of Hindu Temples,UK, at the invitation of Seema Malhotra MP. Several other Members of Parliament also addressed the gathering, including Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Don Foster MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Keith Vaz MP and Glyn Davies MP.