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Church attacks by Buddhist monks to be investigated…by Ministry of Buddha Sasana

A police spokesperson has told media that all investigations of incidents at protests and demonstrations in regards to religion will be handed to the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the ministry will be informed of this today.

The ministry is responsible for all affairs relating to Buddhism, the religion given the foremost place by the Sri Lankan constitution.

“The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana,” the constitution says.

Yesterday Buddhist monks attacked two churches in the south of the island.

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