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Asgiri and Malwathu Joint Council says no to new Constitution

The Joint Sangha Council of the Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters of the Siam Sect have decided that there is no need for a new Constitution or any amendments to the existing Constitution.

The council, which convened for a special meeting at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy yesterday (18), also decided that the
ongoing process of formulating a new constitution should be halted immediately.

The Sangha Councils of both chapters gathered today to discuss the proposed new constitution, in the wake of the release of the Interim Report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly.

Lay scholars from various sectors also participated in this meeting, after which Maha Sangha from Asgiri and Malwathu Chapters explained to the media the decision which were reached.