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Buddhism given foremost place in UNP election manifesto

Sri Lanka’s prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handed a copy of the United National Party (UNP) manifesto to the head monk of the Buddhist Maha Sangha at the UNP official manifesto launch on Thursday.

Whilst outlining UNP plans to create a society that would have a "competitive economy and safeguard the equal rights of the people," the prime minister assured the audience that Buddhism "would be given its foremost place."

The election manifesto, which was launched in Sinhala only, outlined a five-fold development plan, entitled “Our Solutions to Your Problems,” reports Colombo Page.