Sri Lanka will not remove Buddhism clause from constitution

15 August 2016
Sri Lanka's president, Maithripala Sirisena (Photo credit: Tamil Guardian)
Sri Lanka's president, Maithripala Sirisena (Photo credit: Tamil Guardian)
<p>Sri Lanka's president, Maithripala Sirisena, rejected what he described as 'allegations' that the new government was considering removal Buddhism's prominent place in the country's constitution.&nbsp;</p><p>The constitution currently confers to Buddhism the first and foremost place. The new government's decision to reform the constitution however prompted widespread calls internationally for any new constitution to ensure religious equality.&nbsp;</p>
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Adem Abebe 12 September 2016
Hello Nimal, thanks for the comments. Countries around the world regulate state-religion relations in various ways. We will see how Sri Lanka will strike the balance. You may find this piece interesting in this regard: If you would like to receive regular updates on constitutional developments worldwide, you may subcribe here: You may also like ConstitutionNet on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Best, The Editor"

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