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‘Election crucial to restore order to country’

An election should be held immediately, heeding the people’s demands, to provide a solution to the chaotic situation in the country, Ven. Kiriibbanare Vijitha Thera said.

The thera said so while taking part in the Bodhi Pooja Pinkama held at the Fort Sambuddhaloka Vihara on Monday. The event was organised by the Lake House branch of the Pragathisheeli Sevaka Sangamaya attached to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, to invoke blessings on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his 73rd birthday.

The ven. thera said that the country was on the verge of a political, social, economic and cultural crisis.

People from all walks of life in the country expect the establishment of a stable government as a solution to the crisis. The Buddhist clergy request President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to build a stable government for all the people in the country.

The thera added that if an election was not called, the country would degenerate further, nationally as well as internationally. “We want someone, irrespective of party politics, who would stabilise the country,” Ven. Vijitha Thera said. “We respect Mahinda Rajapaksa for his leadership to eradicate terrorism despite international influences.

We wouldn’t have been able to hold this pinkama here if he hadn’t done so” he said, “Two bombs went off near this place in the past. Everybody respects him for the services he rendered to the people.”

Ven. Kirinde Premasiri Thera of the Fort Sambuddhaloka Vihara, Leagal Director of Lake House Rasanga Harischandra, General Manager Abaya Amaradasa and Pragathisheeli Sevaka Sangamaya Lake House Branch President Chandana Bandara also participated in the event.

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