The Amarapura Nikaya has rejected the Himalaya declaration unveiled last month.
However, instrumental in its compilation was Anu Nayake of that same Nikaya’s Ambagahapitiya chapter Dr. Madampagama Assaji Thera, together with the Global Tamil Forum.
It was handed over to president Ranil Wickremesinghe on 08 December.
The President’s Media Division said at the time the declaration promotes a pluralistic Sri Lanka that prioritizes the well-being of the community.
It also encourages learning from historical mistakes and stresses the importance of accountability measures, said the PMD.
Now, assistant registrar of Amarapura Nikaya’s Maha Sangha Sabha, Ven. Ambalangoda Sumedananda Thera said in a statement that the declaration did not have their consent.
It contains the personal opinions of a few Buddhist monks only, said the statement.