The head of the ‘One Country, One Law’ Task Force, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero says the draft Act to be prepared by the committee will include proposals made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).
Speaking to reporters today, the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero said that the issues raised by the BBS in the past are what needs to be looked at even today.
As a result, he said the issues raised and discussed by the BBS will be discussed by the Task Force and included in the draft Act.
He said the BBS has taken a new role now and will continue its work.
Gnanasara Thero said that the Task Force is well aware of the issues faced by the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims in Sri Lanka.
The monk asserted that the country cannot move forward by being divided.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed the Presidential Task Force led by the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero to prepare a draft on ‘One Country, One Law’ and submit a final report by February next year.
The Task Force led by the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero includes Professor Dayananda Banda, Professor Shanthinandana Wijesinghe, Professor Sumedha Siriwardana, N.G. Sujeewa Panditharathna, Attorney-at-Law Iresh Senevirathne, Attorney-at-Law Sanjaya Marambe, Eranda Navarathna, Pani Wewala, Moulavi Mohomad from the Ulama Council in Galle, Lecturer Mohomad Inthikab, Kaleel Rahuman and Azeez Nizardeen.
The Task Force has also been entrusted to study the draft Acts and amendments that have already been prepared by the Ministry of Justice in relation to this subject and their appropriateness and if there are suitable amendments to submit proposal for the purpose and include them in such relevant draft as is deemed appropriate. (Colombo Gazette)
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