Jul 06, 2017
‘The Asgiriya Chapter has made a statement that we do not need a change in the constitution for now.
I can accept 100 per cent it if a Buddhist monk says the constitution should give priority to Buddhism and that that should not be tampered with. But, if someone says the executive presidency should not be abolished and powers should not be devolved, there is a hidden political agenda. Behind that political agenda is raw racism,” says Gamini Viyangoda.
He was speaking at the launch of a book titled ‘Wilpattu – truth and myth’ recently. Viyangoda also said Lord Buddha had not preached for Sinhala Buddhists only, but for the entire world. Also, Buddhism says racial, religious caste differences should be denounced entirely.