PM assures to prioritize Buddhism in future activities

PM assures to prioritize Buddhism in future activities

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Buddhism would be given the foremost place in future activities.


He stated this addressing the media following his visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy and Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapterson Friday (28).


Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also appreciated the measures taken by the Chief Prelates to safeguard the Constitution and sovereignty of the people during the recent political turmoil in the country.


Commenting further, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that the Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police has been informed regarding penalizing the persons in connection with the recent incident in which Buddha statues in Mawanella area had been destroyed.

The Chief Prelates have been informed that Article 9 of the Constitution, which emphasized on giving the foremost place to Buddhism, will not be subjected to any changes, the Prime Minister further said.

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