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Constitutional Reforms and the Protection of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

by Senaka Weeraratna, Daily Mirror, April 4, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- In the light of the proposed changes to the Constitution of Sri Lanka now under consideration and growing accusations of contrived attempts via the proposed new Article 33 to neutralise the applicability of Article 9 in the Constitution that imposes a mandatory duty on the State to give to Buddhism the foremost place and protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e), an important question has arisen “ What is the relationship that should exist in the present day between the State and Buddhism?

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A Compassionate Constitution for Sri Lanka based on Dasa Rajadhamma

by Senaka Weeraratna, Lankaweb, April 17th, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka’s Constitution must be connected to its heritage and history. It is a national shame for a country that proudly boasts of a 2, 500 year old history and had won the acclaim of the wider world for preserving its Buddhist heritage in a pristine state, to turn its back on the wisdom of our ancestors on questions of governance and instead turn to the wisdom of somebody else’s grandfathers wholesale for new directions.

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Sri Lanka must have a Constitution based on Buddhist principles & values

by Shenali D Waduge, The Buddhist Channel, Apr 8, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Democracy and democratic systems cannot be based on a history conveniently interpreted to be read from Doctrine of Discovery onwards denying the civilizational histories and indigenous governing and legal systems that prevailed.

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Dalai Lama Should Be Allowed to Visit Lanka as Buddhist Pilgrim:Former Diplomat

By P.K. Balachandran, Indian Express, 21st March 2015

New Delhi, India -- Former Sri Lankan Consul General in Sydney, Bandula Jayasekara, has suggested that the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, be allowed to visit Sri Lanka purely as a Buddhist pilgrim and on the strict condition that he talks no politics while being here.

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Sri Lanka: Rehabilitation of Buddhist Temples Foundation's inaugural fund program

Lanka News, Nov 25, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Rehabilitation of Buddhist Temples Foundation has selected eight rural temples for its inaugural fund donation program which will be held on November 29 at the temple premises under the 'Pansala Hadamu' (Let us build temples) initiative.

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