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Religious leaders have thrown their weight behind giving power to minorities and those who are 'powerless'

Sri Lankans advocate people's mandate for new Constitution

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero addressing the inauguration session of the National Movement for a New Constitution, at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo on March 15. (ucanews.com photo)

Niranjani Roland, Colombo
Sri Lanka

March 17, 2017

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A new movement spearheaded by activists, academics in Sri Lanka want a people's mandate for their new constitution.

The National Movement for a New Constitution held its inaugural session on March 15, attended by religious leaders.

"We underwent 30 years of civil war and lost many things. Now if we need political, social and religious reconciliation we should go for a new constitution," said Venerable Dambara Amila Thero, a Buddhist monk who addressed the session at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo.

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