Can you identify the difference in Article 9 on Buddhism in Sri Lank’s Constitution & its Translation in English





The Republic of Sri Lanka shall give to Buddhism the foremost place and accordingly it shall be the duty of the State to protect and foster the BuddhaSasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e).


Sri Lanka’s Constitution was originally drafted in SINHALA – this is why the final decision is based on the Sinhala versio of the Constitution.

How well has the English translation of the Sri Lanka Constitution been done?
Are there any discrepancies – do you know know any fundamental changes in the meaning of the words in Sinhala & its English translation?

Lets see if you can come up with any differences in the English translation of Sri Lanka’s Constitution written in Sinhala

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