Mahanayake Theros makes a strong statement on the current crisis

COLOMBO (News 1st); In an open letter, the Mahanayake Theros of Sri Lanka’s three main Buddhist sects held the president and every member of parliament accountable for the crisis facing the people due to their callous actions towards those dying while waiting in queues day and night.

The letter was addressed to the President, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all the leaders of political parties represented in Parliament.

Additionally, the Mahanayakes expressed dismay at their proposals to the President requesting immediate assistance to the people dated April 4, 2022, which were ignored.

The Mahanayake firmly believe that appointing a new cabinet of ministers will not resolve the crises.

Furthermore, they strongly note that the authorities are hearing the appeals of those peacefully protesting and providing them with immediate solutions, while refraining from engaging in any act against the people.

While expressing their condolences for the death of a protester on April 19, 2022, the Mahanayakes emphasized that it is the responsibility of the government and all other stakeholders to ensure that such an unfortunate environment is NOT created in Sri Lanka.

In addition, the Mahanayake Theros called on all public officials to act quickly to abolish the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which created an imbalance between the executive and the legislature, and to propose a new constitution with reasonable facts mentioned in the 19th amendment to the Constitution. .

The Mahanayake Theros of the three main Buddhist sects in Sri Lanka have said that all successive governments must be held responsible for the economic crisis in the country.

The Mahanayake Theros note that if their proposals continued to be ignored, they would be forced to reunite the three sects and issue a Sangha Order.