PM assures foremost place to Buddhism

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vassured the Ven. Mahanayake Theras of Malwathu and Asgiriya Chapters that the government would give the foremost place to Buddhism and that action would be taken against those who vandalized Buddha statues in Mawanella.

He said this when he met the Asgiriya Mahanayaka most Ven. Warakagoda Gnaratana Thera and the Malwathu Mahanayaka most Ven. Tibatuwawe Sri Sidaratha Thera in Kandy.

“I informed the Mahanayaka Theras that I have already spoken to opposition political parties and have come to an agreement not to change the wordings of Article 9 of the Constitution which gives the foremost place to Buddhism,” the Prime Minister said. “ I also told the Prelates that we will shortly launch a programme of granting concessions to people in rural areas.”

The Prime Minister thanked the Prelates for the role they played in ensuring the rule of law during the recent political crisis. (Yohan Perera and J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 6

  • Nonsense Friday, 28 December 2018 07:32 PM

    Sri Lanka is the most communal minded country. I don’t understand why the majority ethnicity feels so insecure!

    ME Friday, 28 December 2018 07:52 PM

    Well, all ethnic are feeling insecure. Look around, what are the major cause to violence and wars in the world?

    Prem Friday, 28 December 2018 07:47 PM

    Agreed with you 100%. It is a occupation for retired person's now in politics, to rouse communal feelings and grab or remain in power. the common man is brainwashed. But this will all end soon.

    concern Friday, 28 December 2018 09:24 PM

    Mr pm, you were elected to serve whole country and all the people not only to a specific religion.

    Karu Friday, 28 December 2018 09:49 PM

    Do politics as much as u want. You know our people have no brain

    Ushan Saturday, 29 December 2018 09:33 AM

    No brain politics by IMF and Multinational money cronyism

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