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Cablegate: Official Informal Number 098 (07/26/04)

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001235

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

OFFICIAL INFORMAL

FOR SA/INS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT CE MV
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL INFORMAL NUMBER 098 (07/26/04)

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED - PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.

Contents: DEVELOPMENTS ON ANTI-CONVERSION BILL(S)

DEVELOPMENTS ON ANTI-CONVERSION BILL(S)
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1. (SBU) FYI. A Buddhist monk MP presented a draft anti-
conversion bill to Parliament on July 21 as a private
member's bill. The Buddhist Affairs Ministry is pursuing
its own version of an anti-conversion bill. In a July 26
conversation with poloff, the Legal Draftsperson discussed
the legislative process for both bills. It seems that it
will be quite a while before either bill comes to Parliament
for a vote. We will report front-channel tomorrow on the
process of the bills, and opposition to them. (POL)

LUNSTEAD

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