President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday it was not good for the country’s sovereignty if certain groups obtained the help of foreign powers to rule the country and take the decisions they wanted.
He said this at a function held at the Olaboduwa Rajamaha Viharaya in Horana yesterday.
The President said various foreign powers were operating against Sri Lanka using new tactics and had resulted in his nationalistic programme being heavily criticised.
He said though some people were talking about a new constitution, he had neither received a relevant draft nor had been informed about it.
He added that such moves were only creating unrest among the Buddhist community in the South and deceiving the people in the North.
The President said for a new constitution, the priority must be to establish a strong parliament and that he was ready to support such a move.
The absence of a strong parliament would result in the inability to take decisions needed for the future and destabilise the country.