The prime characteristic of the proposed new Constitution has been noted as: Giving Buddhism Pride of Place and Equal Status to Other Faiths.

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Minister Ravi Karunanayake says, the prime characteristic of the proposed new constitution is: Giving Buddhism Pride of Place and Equal Status to Other Faiths. Speaking at a ceremony held yesterday the Minister said, the government anticipates the creation of one country for all communities.

Meanwhile, speaking at a meeting held at Baddegama, Minister Vajira Abeywardhana said, the policy of the United National Party is to integrate all communities to function as Sri Lankans.

Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms: Thalatha Athukorala says, the soldiers who defended the country from terrorism will not be allowed to be taken to any court.
In the present political climate, certain parties are spreading rumours that the country’s war heroes will be taken to various courts.
Joining in the inauguration ceremony of the Randola Community Water Supply Project in Balangoda, the Minister said, since the present Prime Minister signed the Rome Convention in 2002, no one in this country can be taken before the International Court of Justice in Hague

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