Sangha march against full implementation of 13A

The Maha Sangha have launched a protest march against the decision to fully implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

The protest march is organized by the Bhikku Collective representing the three main Buddhist Sects.

Before the protest march, a Sangha convention took place at the Perakumba Pirivena in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte on Wednesday (8) against the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

When the protest march reached the Polduwa Junction on Parliament Road, police obstructed the monks and others from proceeding forward.

Several monks clashed with the Police near Parliament today over the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

The monks attempted to get close to Parliament but were prevented from doing so by the Police.

A heated exchange took place between the monks and the Police.

Some Police officers could be seen being verbally abused and pushed by the monks.

Eventually the monks set fire to a document containing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

They also conducted a religious program at the location on Parliament road before dispersing.

Leading monk, the Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera was among those present.

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