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* Chief Prelate expresses confidence that proposed new constitution will not harm the country or Buddhism
Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 11:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 03, Colombo: The Chief Prelate of Malwatta Chapter, Most Venerable Thibbatuwave Siddartha Sri Sumangala Thera says the proposed new constitution will never cause any harm to the country.

The Chief Prelate pointed out that the President and the Prime Minister had given assurance to that end, when Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena called on the Nayaka Thera in Kandy yesterday to submit the JO proposals for new constitution.

The Nayaka Thera emphasized that everyone should extend their fullest support to the government activities as there won't be such an opportunity in future.

The Chief Prelate said that the President has given assurance that the new constitution will not harm the foremost place given to Buddhism and the unitary status of the country.

He said that the members of Maha Sangha have the full confidence in the President and they can believe the President's statements. The Chief Prelate added that he and the Maha Sangha would not remain silent if anything harmful to the interests of the country took place.

The Nayaka Thera pointed out that MP Gunawardena is also a member of the committee on drafting the constitution and called upon the MP to make amendments if it is necessary for the benefit of the country, nation and the religion. Otherwise, it cannot be done forever, the Nayaka Thera said.

He said the country has to face the greater disaster as a result of the blocking of Bandaranaike - Chelvanayagam pact and there was a setback in the country as a result of the protests against the pact. Thousands of people lost their lives due to this reason, the Chief Prelate pointed out.

The Thera said it is better for all members of parliament to extend their support to prevent recurrence of such destruction.


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