Won’t allow the country to be divided through Constitution: MR

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Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that they would not allow anyone to divide the country, which was rescued from the LTTE, through a Constitution.

Addressing an event held in Ampara, he said plans were afoot to bring in a new Constitution, which would pave the way to divide the country and added that it was not possible to bring in a Constitution forcibly.

He said the national question could not be resolved through a Constitution, which would incite hatred among the communities but it should be a Constitution agreeable to all communities of Sinhala, Muslim and Tamil.

“We managed to rescue the country, when the LTTE was trying to divide it. It will be silly to think that we will allow the country to be divided through a Constitution,” he said.

He said it was questionable whether the government ensured the due place and respect to Buddhism, whereas it claimed that due place and respect were given to Buddhism in the Constitution. (Navaratne Samaratunge, Wasantha Chandrapala and Priyantha Thilakaratne)

  Comments - 16

  • Unchikun Sunday, 06 January 2019 01:55 PM

    Buddhist is a philosophy and not a religion. If one follows a ethical and simple life, he or she is following the Buddhist philosophy. There is no need for laws to protect the Buddhist philosophy. Unfortunately the Buddhist philosophy is depicted as a religions for one survival by both monks and politicians, Buddha would have never tolerated this behavior.

    Suresh Sunday, 06 January 2019 02:47 PM

    You are correct Buddhism is NOT a religion

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 06 January 2019 02:17 PM

    No one is interested in what you allow or not. By the way: Are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India or the US divided just because these countries have a federal constitution?

    Dee Sunday, 06 January 2019 02:18 PM

    Back to the war victory!

    Chux Sunday, 06 January 2019 02:45 PM

    Pls note it is you who promote racism and your own people also part of the constitution council if they are trying divide the country you will also be part of it

    UNP Voter Sunday, 06 January 2019 02:57 PM

    And we won't allow you to come back and continue with your earlier antics

    cheers Monday, 07 January 2019 08:09 AM

    If you ever knew how UNP came to power in 2015 and you can never win on your own and we will ensure there wont be a UNP govt ever the reason for why ranil and UNP fears election

    Arnold Monday, 07 January 2019 07:55 AM

    Lankan population has become smarter over the last decade or two, and have become immune to foolish information.

    senna Monday, 07 January 2019 02:35 PM

    If they are so smart how come they vote time an time again for the same corrupt politicians

    lost lankan Monday, 07 January 2019 08:07 AM

    speech clearly shows that he cannot survive in politics without two lines of words LTTE and dividing country. The media only reported as draft constitution will be presented by this week. Why he is jumping the gun now???

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 07 January 2019 09:10 AM

    Playing to the gallery. This man's greed for power and luxury has not diminished one single bit. Let's get together and kick him out once and fr all.

    seqi Monday, 07 January 2019 10:31 AM

    The man who would be king. Tut Tut.

    JK Hatton Monday, 07 January 2019 11:38 AM

    This is guy is an expert to invent problems that are no longer existing.

    5555 Monday, 07 January 2019 01:43 PM

    He will divide the country through racial riots

    Malli Monday, 07 January 2019 03:08 PM

    Sorry state of affairs MR. We are tired of your baseless statements........

    VJ Monday, 07 January 2019 03:21 PM

    All your recent statements have a racial tone. This is the only card you know, it will not work anymore.

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