Constitution making: Kotte Chapter says not at this juncture

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Kalyani Karaka Sabha of the Kotte, Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha yesterday unanimously decided that the proposals put forward by the steering committee on the drafting of the new Constitution should be temporarily withdrawn stating that the drafting of a new Constitution was not suitable at this juncture, Anunayake of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha Prof. Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera said today.

Ven. Wimalarathana Thera said serious issues may arise if Parliament accepted the proposals submitted as alternatives regarding the unitary State, security of the country, and Buddhism.

The Thera said the proposals on the new Constitution should be temporarily withdrawn and if amendments to the Constitution were needed, it could be done later.

After having discussions for about two hours on the proposals on the new Constitution, Ven. Wimalarathana Thera told media that the Kalyani Karaka Sabha convened in the absence of the Mahanayake of the Kotte, Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha Most Venerable Ittapane Dhammalankara Thera as he was leaving the country last night.

The Thera said they would issue a joint announcement on the matter shortly and added that Karaka Sabha convened with the blessing of the Mahanayake Thera and that he would approve the decision taken by the Karaka Sabha.

In response to a question that the President and the Prime Minister had stated that this was only a set of proposals, the Thera said they knew that it was not a draft or a bill but the new Constitution would be based on these proposals.

“We wanted to reveal our stance before it was drafted so that it could be useful to those involved in the drafting of the Constitution,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • devaka Monday, 23 October 2017 08:52 AM

    Our Gratifying thoughts and homage to the Maha Sangha for saving this country !

    rew Monday, 23 October 2017 11:09 AM

    The start of another ethnic divide

    malik Monday, 23 October 2017 11:15 AM

    The Monks too, Turned the doctrine and discipline of the religion of the Teacher upside down, and acting against its precepets, lived just as it pleased them...Mahavamsa

    karigalan Monday, 23 October 2017 09:15 AM

    SL will never progress with these people1972 mistake is being repeated !!!All the best SL

    Ane Monday, 23 October 2017 09:22 AM

    Then when?

    Yeti Monday, 23 October 2017 07:51 PM

    Then when, you mean?

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 23 October 2017 09:56 AM

    This is the single most biggest reason this country will never develop, progress or change for the better. Religion needs to be kicked out from interfering in the future of the country.

    DD Monday, 23 October 2017 11:09 AM

    Religion is absolutely important.

    Mohan Monday, 23 October 2017 07:37 PM

    Religion is a personal belief. It has done some good to people. The problem in this case is with the priests, not the religion. The priests are not following what they preach.

    Ryan Monday, 23 October 2017 09:57 AM

    Nobody believes this government after bond scam.

    shanthapriya Monday, 23 October 2017 10:23 AM

    since the date Mr ranil signed peace pact with Eric solheim cruelty of the LTTE doubled. Same thing will happen if ranilsucceeds in cheating Maha Sanga and others to get the approval for the new constitution.

    malik Monday, 23 October 2017 11:17 AM

    CBK, started the peace, to save the Trapped Army In Jaffna, Because of the Peace Trap, Army Got Stronger, LTTE got weaker. A Fact. Maha Sanga are a corrupt group of people in robes, who have destroyed the True teaching of Buddhism. They need to be reformed.

    Mohan Monday, 23 October 2017 01:10 PM

    Whoever is opposing the new constitution should also give their reason(s) for that.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 23 October 2017 03:46 PM

    Simple, the income and comfort zone that I enjoyed will be reduced or accountable.

    MPAR Monday, 23 October 2017 01:53 PM

    If u give the freedom our children deserve equally they will be with you and the family will be happy and prosperous forever. Otherwise the conflict will remain at home all the time. Curse on our family.

    ANTON Monday, 23 October 2017 02:01 PM

    THEY REMIND ME GIANTS OF THOSE DAYS.

    Kadiya Monday, 23 October 2017 08:53 PM

    The up and coming 'Fourth Force'?


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