Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that the Government’s intention to allow all communities to enjoy the rights of peace and freedom which had dawned through the building of co-existence among communities.
Prime Minister Jayaratne opined that their intention was not grant any excessive powers to any community, religion or race. The Government, headed by the President is treating all alike. The Government machinery will be treating alike every individual, every community and every area. He added that the law equally applies to all.
The Prime Minister was speaking at a ceremony organized to make financial grants to the National Programme of developing multi-religious centres in the North. 11.5 million rupees was given to develop 100 Hindu Kovils and Dhamma Schools within the Vavuniya District. The ceremony was held at the Vavuniya Cultural Hall. Minister Risath Bathiyuideen, Secretary to the Ministry pf Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs Cashian Herath and Vavuniya District Secretary P.S.M. Charles were present.