Sri Lankan Government Establishes Council for Reconciliation Between Religions
The Sri Lankan government has announced that it will establish a special “Council for reconciliation between religions”, with the aim of building interreligious coexistence in society and avoid any form of polarization.
As stated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the idea of the Council comes from representatives of Buddhist monks: the Council will include religious leaders of all faith communities present in Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe recalled that, regardless of religious beliefs, everyone should have the right to freely practice their faith, even if the Constitution of Sri Lanka assigns a sort of “priority” to Buddhism.
The government is working to formulate laws