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Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today that they would do everything possible to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa, if he was going for a presidential election without implementing the proposals for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution prepared by ‘Pivithuru Hetak’ National Council.

The prelate expressed these views at a function held at the BMICH to release the proposal for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution prepared by Pivithuru Hetak National Council attended by politicians representing all the political parties, including opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Basil Rajapaksa and JVP parliamentarian Sunil Hadunneththi.

Ven. Rathana Thera said that the presidential election should be announced based on constitution and the law of the country and not on anyone’s personal horoscopes.

“The decision to announce a presidential election is not a wise decision at this juncture.  The government has not discussed with us, as its constituent party or with the cabinet about such an election. It has taken an arbitrary decision to hold the presidential election based on an individual’s horoscope. We kindly request the president to implement these proposals without going for a presidential election, if he is not prepared to do so. We will do everything possible to defeat him at the next presidential election,” he said.

The prelate further said that the JHU regretted for having voted for the 18th Amendment, adding that it was passed for their personal gains.

 He also said that every sector including health, education, power and energy had deteriorated, while all the state institutions were running at a colossal loss.(Ajith Siriwardana)

Video by Ajith Siriwardana

  Comments - 11

  • Mutu Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:56 PM

    Let us hope that your future deeds will match your present words.

    ANTON Wednesday, 15 October 2014 01:06 AM


    MCDONALD Wednesday, 15 October 2014 02:27 AM

    It took such a long time for them to realize that the country is heading for a disaster.

    Ananda Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:31 AM

    In my opinion I admire for discosing the truth for whatever the reasons.

    Dr Najimudeen Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:03 AM

    The JHU has a vote base of only 300,000 and this will not influence the victory of Mahinda Rajapakshe.

    Chandran Wednesday, 15 October 2014 07:38 AM

    Let him go and defeat if he can! Thiis is only talk nothing in action

    Sim Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:59 AM

    300,000 votes is more than enough to turn tables

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:29 AM

    Better Late Than Never

    Lucky Weeramantry Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:33 AM

    It Took Such A Long Time For The Monks To Realize The Inefficient Government. Thank God Now We Know The Truth.

    sobers Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:34 AM

    Why has the Ven.Thero waited so long to reveal the wrong doings?

    Piyadasa . Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:02 PM

    Well said Ven.Thero. Think about the country first than a party.

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