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No harmful clauses in proposed new constitution


President Maithripala Sirisena assured the Chief Prelates of Malwathu and Asgiriya Chapters that the proposed new constitution will not include any clauses harmful to the country and it will not create division.

The President also assured that the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country will not be compromised and there will be no threat to Buddhism.

The President said some groups were attempting to create a fear psychosis among the people about the proposed new constitution and stressed that he will not allow any harmful impacts to the country during his tenure.

President Sirisena noted this when he called on the two prelates in Kandy on Saturday.

The President also paid homage to the Sri Dalada Maligawa after meeting the two prelates.

President Sirisena said the new constitution will be drafted taking aboard views from all stakeholders and it will not happen without the blessings of the Mahanayake Theras.

Meanwhile, the Mahanayaka Thera of the Asigiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Gnaratana Thera said that the public were not fully aware about the government’s constitutional making process.

Responding to the comment, President Sirisena said that he will ensure another opportunity for the public to submit their ideas and proposals to the new constitution.The President pointed out that the government’s balanced foreign policy has been instrumental in winning many international friends which will augur well for the country’s progress.

Meanwhile, Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter told the President that the Yahapalana Government has done much to the country’s socio-economic and political advancement.

However, the Mahanayake Thera pointed out that the public were not fully aware about the true magnitude of the work done by the government in its short span in office. The thera said the government should soon plan a mechanism to increase the public awareness on its endeavours.

The Chief Prelate of the Malwathu Sector also directed President Sirisena’s attention on an energy crisis Sri Lanka may have to face in the future.

President Sirisena said like many other countries, Sri Lanka will have to look for optional energy sources to confront the issue. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Central Provincial Council member Tilina Tennakoon were also present.


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Sorry to note your remarks since I have read the draft changes to the constitution published in news media. There is three things that I can think of you to make such absurd remarks. (1) You were highly rewarded to condone what the Sira is doing. (2) That you do not understand the hidden provisions embedded to put the NOOSE around the necks of future Sinhalese generations and their country since 486 years BC. (3) You'll does not have a developed mind capacity to VISUALIZE how this regime is paving the path to ultimate division of the country and to establish there primary goal, many years after your death. I have realized that you'll are like poles planted in loose mud. You'll in an effort to save your robes and the positions you'll bend over to who ever present a Buddha statue or an expensive robe and in an blind status make remarks without knowing the exact meaning of the content. What a SHAME that such people exist. It is very pathetic to note that there are such people in existence and are trying to BETRAY the Sinhalese Nation.

this talk of 486 bc is a load of rubbish. sinhala population was under 2 million in 1871 that is only 146 years ago. How many sinhala people were living in 486bc. how many sinhalala people were living 2000 years ago. did the sinhala race exist 2000 years. It's my firm belief that sinhala race has been n the island say for about 500 years. anyway what are you going on about the constitution. in order to co exist peacefully sinhala people have to make some concessions to tamil people. if that doesn't happen there will be ethnic troubles always. is that what you want.

No more talking of the past. Media information data records humanity society all changed. Religion for the individual and family society accepts and follow culturally. Language to one and all individualized socialized learn each other's language for friendship business intrest enthusiasm. Constitution is broad diverse need to be intellectually philosophically made for the common good of the nation not to fragment he society. Race isnot a word applicable by anyone except individual with divisive attitude

Did the president ask the prelates about opening the road by the Maligawa that is causing congestion and air pollution to the people of Kandy.That venture is not sacred but divisive and brings resentment when a selected few can use the road .Therefore that can't be sacred. Why not move the sacred relic to place elsewhere and I blame the British for bringing it to Maligawa in the first place(1824).We must follow his noble teachings without exploiting his relics that should be put to rest.


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