(Lanka-e-News - 05.July.2017, 11.55PM) The communique issued yesterday 04) by Asgiriya mahanayake and a group which object to the new proposed constitution that is designed to abolish executive presidency , as well as introduce devolution of powers , and which constitution was ratified by not one but two separate people’s referendums drew heavy flak from both parties , the UNP and the SLFP . At the cabinet meeting today (05) to reveal the cabinet decisions this traitorous and obnoxious opposition of the mahanayake group was roundly and justifiably criticized.
Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne while asking ‘are the monks saying , the constitution of JR shall be treated like a rebirth cycle?’ bitterly criticized the inappropriate statement made by the mahanayake that the new constitution is not necessary.
In 1958 because the monks opposed the granting of reasonable use of the Tamil language , Late S .W. R. D Bandaranaike had to tear that apart . But when Chandrika his daughter in 1998 , 40 years later made Tamil a state language , the monks remained quiet and were patient , by which time the country had been plunged into a most devastating ethnic war , he pointed out.
When a new constitution is being prepared to ward off another war like what flared up in the country then , it is most unfortunate and a curse that selfish self centered individuals because of their greed for evil power are mounting opposition , Rajitha bemoaned with concern. How wrongful is the statement of Asgiriya mahanayake vis a vis the most reasonable statement made by TNA leader Sampanthan that the devolution of power shall not be inimical to the Sinhala majority ? Rajitha questioned.
Those who are objecting now are those who are aware they have the right to oppose it at a people’s referendum in respect of the new constitution , he pinpointed.
A proper decision pertaining to the new constitution has still not been arrived at and various views are being examined during discussions . Hence , Dayasiri Jayasekera the co media spokesman should refrain from uttering falsehoods on outside platforms referring to bits and pieces that were inconclusively discussed. That must stop , Rajitha noted. Devolution of power up to the periphery is necessary , but how that could be done is being discussed , Rajitha went on to emphasize.
In fact a consensual government was formed solely and wholly because a new constitution was necessary to halt another holocaust – a war in the country . The new constitution cannot be passed without the concurrence of country’ s two main political parties, he highlighted.
The video footage of the eye opening speech of Rajitha Senaratne at the cabinet meeting against the untoward and uncivilized views of chaos and conflict prone mahanayake groups seeking to plunge the country into another destructive war is hereunder.
It is a pity the lay leaders have to impart pristine Buddhism to the religious leaders in this country
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