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Friday, 07 July 2017 - 7:40
The Mahaa Sangha will be informed if a new constitution is presented, says President
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President Maithripala Sirisena says that even if  a rough draft is prepared with regard to a new constitution, he will inform the Mahaa Sangha about it.

The President said that in doing so the Mahaa Sangha’s views and suggestions will be obtained.

A special meeting between the three-Nikaya  Mahaa Sangha including the Chief Prelates, Anunaayakas and the President took place at the President’s House in Kandy yesterday.

Asgiri Chapter General Registrar Dr. Venerable Medagama Dhammaananda Thera said that seven matters of importance from the points of view of the Nation and the Buddha Saasana were brought to the president’s attention at the meeting.

Malwatta Chapter Chief Incumbent Most Venerable Thibbatuwaawey Sri Sumangala Thera, Asgiri Chapter Chief Incumbent Most Venerable Warakaagoda Gnaanaratana Thera as well Raamagngna Nikaaya Chief Prelate Most Venerable Naapaana Pemasiri Thera participated too in the meeting.

The President’s Media Division said that the President emphasized that no document regarding a new constitution has been prepared so far.

On this occasion the President has pointed out that although a discussion had triggered in the country regarding a new constitution, if the Government drafts such a document, it would do so after deeply studying about the country’s future and stability.

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