Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa has dismissed that so called utterances by politicians that there are threats to Buddhism under the new government as mischievous propaganda.
He explained that the proposed new constitution the contents of which are yet in deliberating stages. Instead, the foremost place of Buddhism would be lawfully well-preserved and precisely upheld.
He was addressing a public gathering that followed the inauguration of ‘Suramayagama,’ the 33rd housing project launched under the revived ‘Village Awakening Model’ programme. The new housing project established at Mahakurunda, Miriswatte in Bentota, Galle, is the first such village-awakening scheme launched in Galle district.
Minister Gayantha Karunathilake and Galle District parliamentarians Wijepala Hettiarachchi and Bandulalal Bandarigoda also participated.
He went on that some critics with ulterior moves baselessly alleged that the Buddhism is threatened under the new constitution. We assure that nothing adverse would be caused to Buddhism.
He warned that the proposed new constitution would be a big threat to power-craving politicians who aspire to retain the Executive Presidency and to take hold of the power again and continue their usual exploitation of national wealth through blatant abuse of power and mega corruptions.