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Chief Prelates write to President on need for law against people who try to distort Buddhist teachings

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The Chief Prelates of all three Buddhist sects have written to President Ranil Wickremesinghe about the necessity of preparing legal provisions to enforce the law against people who distort the Dhamma and work against the Buddha Sasana for narrow profit.

The Chief Prelates have stressed on the need to implement the law against people who distort and harm the principles of Buddhist philosophy and culture by spreading false ideologies about Buddhism.

“We observed how some people engaged in various efforts to mislead the Buddhist public by performing acts that lead to extreme social unrest, such as distorting the character of the Buddha and making derogatory statements about the sacred objects worshiped by the Buddhist people. The facts about how some organized groups functioned behind each of those incidents and how some extremist organizations gave huge financial contributions to such people were also revealed,” the letter said.

The Chief Prelates of all three Buddhist sects state that it is clear that the behaviour of such people who are trying to destroy Buddhism can no longer be considered as mere incidents.

“Therefore, instead of trying to isolate and find solutions to such events, which are carried out in an organized manner, defaming the Dhamma and noble teachings in Buddhism, it is time to prepare necessary legal provisions to prevent such distortions,” the letter said.

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