PM assures foremost place to Buddhism

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Prime Minister is seen paying obeisance to the Malwatu Maha Nayake Thera in Kandy

 

  • Will take action against vandals

 

By Yohan Perera and J.A.L. Jayasinghe   

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday assured the Ven. Mahanayake Theras of the 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 Gnanaratana Thera and the Malwathu Mahanayaka most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha 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.

 

I told 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

 

 

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