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* Buddhist activist group in Sri Lanka demands probing problems faced by Buddhist majority
Mon, Jan 28, 2013, 10:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 28, Colombo: A Buddhist monks-led activity group in Sri Lanka, Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force) has asked the government to appoint a parliamentary select committee to look into the problems faced by the majority Buddhists in the island.

Sinhala Buddhists are the majority ethno religious community in the island, and they also face a number of problems, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, the secretary of Bodu Bala Sena said at a press briefing today.

The government recently decided to appoint a parliamentary select committee to probe the religious extremism on the request of the Muslim representatives who met the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the problems faced by them.

Bodu Bala Sena also met the President yesterday to discuss the problems faced by Buddhists.

However, the President has stressed that acts aimed at creating ethnic discord among communities and inciting violence in the country will not be permitted under any circumstance and advised the group to carry out their work without creating conflicts with other religions and maintaining the ethnic and religious harmony in the country.



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