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Dismantling army camps will lead to split of Sri Lanka - leading monk

The government’s plan to dismantle military camps in the Tamil majority areas will lead to the split of the country, leading monk Medagoda Abayathissa said, according to Ada Derana.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the monk also condemned the new government for planning to adopt a decorative version of the Sri Lankan flag.

“The cabinet has approved a proposal to appoint a committee to prepare an officially accepted decoration flag. This is something we never wanted to happen,” Mr Abayathissa said.

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