The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today announced they will be launching a policy framework shortly containing recommendations to uplift Buddhism and the Buddhashasana in the country, which they are planning to present to President Rajapaksa and the Opposition leader.
BBS CEO Dilanthe Winathanage speaking at a media briefing today said they will be launching the framework to the public once its content is finalized and added they are hoping for the framework content to be welcomed by a candidate at the upcoming Presidential election.
“We will pledge our support to whoever agrees to absorb the recommendations in the policy framework into his/her election manifesto,” he said.
According to Withanage one of the main facts that will be highlighted through the policy framework that is currently in a draft state, is the recognition of Sri Lanka as a Sinhala Buddhist state and implementing necessary measures to grapple with the rising threats against Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
Withanage had added that if none of the candidates welcome their framework, they would take measures to ensure that a separate candidate is fielded through the support of the BBS in order to ensure vital interests of the Buddhist community are secured and BBS campaigns and agendas are promoted.
The BBS policy framework is to be completed and launched to the public before the end of the year.