Buddhism’s position in Lanka won’t change: President Sirisena
The foremost place accorded to Sri Lanka’s majority religion of Buddhism will be preserved in its new Constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena has said.
“Buddhism’s position, coming since 1972, will not be changed,” Sirisena told a religious gathering in the eastern port district of Trincomalee on Friday.
Dismissing the Opposition claims that Buddhism’s position in the country is to be diluted in the new Constitution, the President said: “We have not finalised anything yet.”
Tamil and some other minority groups in the country want the new Constitution to be a secular one with no religion being given the foremost status.
A recent statement by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that no group has any objection to Buddhism’s foremost position in Sri Lanka was contested by the Tamil National Alliance.
The draft of the new Constitution is expected to be ready by the early part of next year.
The new Constitution is also expected to address the Tamil minority demand for political autonomy.
(Source: PTI / DeccanChronicle)
There he goes again. Preaching Buddhism.
It’s the boss, who proves that the clown can get the prize – if the prize is acting up as President – and that Stockholm syndrome applies to politics.
He’s been around long enough to seem merely a bumbling, amusing politician. Likeable enough. But as weirdos across the world are proving, clowns can be dangerous, and these performers need to be put in their place.
Highly reliable Presidential Secretariat sources said yesterday that President Maithripala Sirisena is contemplating the creation of a new ministerial level position tasked with responsibility for defence and national security matters.
The new position is being created because of deep concerns arising out of a spate of recent allegations relating to matters of State security and the military forces.
The President had wanted a trusted person to handle these matters especially because of controversies surrounding members of the security forces being arrested in connection with several crimes, including killings, during the tenure of the previous regime, the source said.
The name of a prominent and powerful former Defence Secretary has been strongly tipped for the new position.
Buddhism. Buddhism. Buddhism. Smile smile smile. As a president you have do some thing worth while.
These stupids think they can fool the common people by holding trays of jasmine flowers and smiling to the cameras.
Ranjith, as you say, Buddhism, Buddhism, Buddhism by the day smiling to cameras and by night, how to save the thug who smashed doors, windows and security guards at Cl**ue Nightclub.
You are right Mr Gratien Pereira. Some times I wonder how Sri Lankens can be so stupid to believe these crafty politicians.