Prelates don’t know the content of the new Constitution: JVP

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The Mahanayake Theras of three Nikayas took the unanimous decision of discouraging the formulating of a new Constitution or bringing an amendment to the existing one without any knowledge of its contents, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake said today.

He said President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should have educated the Mahanayake Theras on this topic.

Responding to a question raised by a journalist at a recent press briefing, MP Ratnayake said the Mahanayake Theras were influenced by facts and figures presented by racist groups who assume the Cabinet would pass a Constitution harmful to the people of the country.

However, the MP said there was no evidence of a proposal to belittle the position accorded to Buddhism by the present Constitution.

He said the democratic process of the country should not be harmed by any religion, and that the country’s governance should not favour a particular religion. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Ruwan Thursday, 06 July 2017 03:41 AM

    It seems that you have been already explained by the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. So inform us about the content. via DM Android App

    Katie Thursday, 06 July 2017 09:44 AM

    the prelates should first correct the BBS instead of supporting it. The should not get involved in politics. When they are ordained and enter the priesthood they give up all worldly things thus concentrating only on the teachings of the Buddha, so politics should not be their criteria.they should stay away from politics and let those appointed do their job. Advising them is a different issue.

    shanthapriya Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:04 AM

    JYP wants a new constitution as they wish to enjoy more powers with lesser votes they get every time at the elections.They also hate big names like D.S, Dudley, S.W.R.D, J.RPemadasa, Mahinda etc.Because they cannot exit under such circumstances

    Lima Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:52 AM

    BIMAL RIGHTLY SAID. THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY PRELATE TO FINGURE IN THE COUNTRY ADMINISTRATION , IT IS NOT THEIR JOB , THEY SHOULD DO THEIR JOB IN THEIR OWN PRINCIPLE , THAT IS THE RELIGION ONE FOLLOWS

    yahiya Thursday, 06 July 2017 03:31 PM

    Its shows JVP well civilized compare to history.

    ceylon Thursday, 06 July 2017 12:01 AM

    prelates dont know buddhism.they eat chickenmuttonbeeffish.why call them.they are buddhists . via DM Android App


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