Saturday, February 1, 2014


The Philosophers' Day of the National Seminary Philosophate was celebrated recently, under the theme "Search for the Truth." The day's programme commenced with the Holy Eucharistic celebration. Rev. Fr. Shamindra Jayawardena OSB, the Conventual Prior of the Silvestro Benedictines in Sri Lanka presided over the Holy Eucharist and the concelebrants were Rev. Fr. Ajith Prasanna, the Head of the Department of Philosophy and Rev. Fr. James Jayasinghe OMI, representing the Religious congregations together with the other priests present. The second segment of the programme was The Harold Panditharatne Memorial Oration. The Guest Speaker was Prof. (Dr.) Carlo Fonseka, the Chairman of the Medical Council of Sri Lanka. He addressed the philosophical ideas about truth in a transparent and critical manner being in the boundaries of religion and other secular subjects.

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