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Senior Buddhist monks call for continuation of PTA

More than 75 senior Buddhist monks from all three sects of the Sangha called on the Sri Lankan government not to abolish the much criticised Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), after a meeting in Kandy this week.

Following a four hour meeting at the Sri Chandananda Buddhist College of Asgiriya, all the leading Sangha agreed to deliver a present a memorandum signed by the prelates to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, urging him not to abolish the PTA.

The move comes just days after monks from the Buddha Sasana concluded that major amendments to Sri Lanka’s constitution were not needed.

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