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Buddhism will hold foremost place in Sri Lanka assures prime minister

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that a proposed constitution for the island would continue to ensure that state holds a duty to protect and foster Buddhism in remarks made on Saturday.

Speaking to members of the United National Party (UNP) on Saturday, Mr Wickremesinghe said that “all are in agreement that Buddhism should be given the prominence as stated in current constitution (sic),” reports ColomboPage.

He went on to reiterate that “no room would be allowed to divide Sri Lanka” and assured the unitary nature of the island.

The prime minister also reportedly stated that whilst Sri Lanka was previously blamed by the international community for “breaching human rights when there were killings of media personnel… the world community today recognizes Sri Lanka and nobody isolates Sri Lanka”.

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