Written by Staff Writer
28 Nov, 2018 | 9:35 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – Members of Civil society and Religious leaders expressed their views on the current state of the country at several media briefings.
Dhamma Dissanayake Convernor of the Democratic Solidarity stated that it does not seem like any of the parties are working to solve the current political issue in a democratic manner. He noted that due to this issue the economy of the country has declined.
He went on to state in their opinion, that the democracy and the freedom of the public will not be established even after a general election. He stated that therefore a long-term solution is called for.
He stated that the Country’s constitution should undergo a massive amendment which is based on democracy and freedom. He went on to state that Sri Lanka needs a Parliamentary system of governance. Further, he stated that no member of parliament should be given a ministerial portfolio and that people should be given the power to choose candidates for elections.
Ven. Iththa Kande Saddhatissa Thero expressing his views noted that Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have a majority. Ven. Saddhatissa thero went on to state that everyone is against Ranil and even if they suggest Sajith Premadasa as the Prime Minister the current government will hinder the collecting of votes for him.
Ven. Saddhatissa thero stated that there is a clear crisis and Mahinda Rajapaksa has around 101 or 102 votes. He went on to state that therefore the bond commission should release their reports and that the government should file B reports and arrest the culprits.
Ven. Saddhatissa thero stated that the government without blaming the culprits should make a move to arrest criminals. He notes that if this is done, many problems will be solved.
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