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The Mahanayaka of the Amarapura Chapter Most Venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera yesterday called for the setting up of a Senate in order to ensure that correct decisions are made on behalf of the country.

The most Venerable Thera said this when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a courtesy call on the Mahanayaka thera at the Sri Dharmapalaramaya Temple in Mount Lavinia last evening.

“I requested the Prime Minister to set up a Senate which comprises of intellectuals in various fields such as artistes and other professionals. Good decisions could be made on behalf of the country if such a second chamber exists,” the Thera said.

“I have made this request from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena sometime in the past and now I made the same request from Prime Minister Wickremesinghe,” he added.

The Venerable Thera said he informed the Prime Minister that Theravada Buddhism should be given the foremost place in the land. He had also suggested to the PM that local entrepreneurs should be safeguarded when it comes to compiling economic policies of the country.

Prime Minister told journalists after the meeting that he briefed the Thera about future development plans and the steps which the government intends to take to ensure reconciliation.

Minister of Ports and Shipping Sagala Ratnayake also accompanied the Prime Minister. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ANTON Friday, 04 January 2019 08:48 AM

    THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF POOR MONKS LIVING IN RURAL AREAS IN LITTLE , DAMAGED TEMPLES, PLEASE LOOK AFTER THEM FIRST........

    Chambers Friday, 04 January 2019 05:32 PM

    We have enough chambers !!!

    Amara Friday, 04 January 2019 08:50 AM

    Having added checks and balances is not a bad thing. It could, in theory, improve power-sharing as well.

    Donovan Jayamanne Friday, 04 January 2019 08:58 AM

    But the Senate ought to be not the elected by vote of the public, but of eminent professions and academics, whose numbers too need be limited, as the integrity of some by their profession thrive, by corrupt malpractice.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 04 January 2019 06:00 PM

    Even the Lords in the House of Lords in UK are now elected.

    Palmyrah Friday, 04 January 2019 09:14 AM

    It's a good idea -- having a second body to approve and comment on legislation. But maybe political corruption will infect our intellectual and cultural community as a result.

    Malli Friday, 04 January 2019 09:26 AM

    Artists are not intellectuals. Their characters tell their stories.

    Ram Friday, 04 January 2019 09:34 AM

    The proposal is acceptable provided the useless white eliphant Provincial Councils can be disbanded

    Jaya Friday, 04 January 2019 09:45 AM

    Very good advice. But, please give some due consideration as to how to teach ethics to the politicians. We don't want SL to become a totally failed State religiously and economically.

    Sanath Friday, 04 January 2019 03:13 PM

    It should consist of professionals, and not by elected representatives. Also there should be a genuine desire to listen to the sound professional advise given and implement those.


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