28 October 2012
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Housing, Construction and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa met the chief prelates of the Buddhist Clergy Siyam Nikaya, to seek approval to continue the campaign to abolish the 13th Amendment.
The Siyam Nikaya Chief Prelate, Udugama Buddharakkhitha Thero, concurred with Weerawansa’s lamentations of the 13th Amendment, noting that the Provincial Council system was not suitable for the country.
Weerawansa has also sent letters to several Sri Lankan parties to lobby them towards pressurinsf the government to abolish the amendment.
See here and here for other moments of the government seeking divine guidance. See here and here for more examples of Buddhist apprehension towards devolving powers to the North-East.
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