Committee appointed to address distortion of Religious beliefs – Minister
Posted on January 8th, 2024

Courtesy Hiru News

Vidura Wickramanayake, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka, has announced that the Cabinet has formed a committee to investigate individuals leading movements that distort religious beliefs and contribute to societal discord.

The government aims to enact new legislation to curb and eliminate activities that misrepresent religious teachings, potentially leading to social tensions.

The minister highlighted the need for preventive measures following incidents where individuals distorted religious facts, resulting in tragic consequences such as suicides among their followers. The government is committed to creating an environment that allows everyone to practice their religion within the legal framework of the country

The newly appointed committee is expected to conduct thorough investigations into instances of religious distortion and recommend appropriate measures to address the issue

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