Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
No decision to remove history subject from school curriculum, education authority stresses
-- [33 minutes ago]
Around Sri Lanka on one tank, Mercedes-Benz VITO beats the odds
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka local government polls on February 10, EC announces
-- [2 hours ago]
Malaysia and Sri Lanka leaders agree to enhance cooperation in many fields
-- [3 hours ago]
Only a vote for UNP can strengthen local governments - PM
-- [3 hours ago]
Chinese national working on highway plunges to death in Sri Lanka
Employees of Sri Lanka power sector to strike indefinitely if demands not met
Accepting nominations for remaining 248 local government bodies begin today
Moody's publishes FAQ on Sri Lanka's fiscal reforms, exposure to liquidity and external vulnerability risks
Special island wide police operation nabs over 1800 persons, seizes illegal liquor, drugs

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.