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The head of the National Movement for Social Justice, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera today urged new President Maithripala Sirisena to form a national government as soon as possible and implement the reforms which were promised by him during elections.


The Venerable Thera told a media briefing that his movement would start lobbying for changes as the objective of the Movement for Social Justice was not merely to remove former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from office and elect Mr. Sirisena as the president, but to bring about social and political changes.


He said the usual post election scenario of confrontational politics should be got rid of. The Thera therefore said all members of Parliament should pledge their support to the incumbent president to bring about reforms. “If any member of Parliament fails to raise his hand in Parliament for reforms, that MP would be working against the interests of the country,” he said.


Further the Venerable Thera said politicians and the rest should show the sprit which they showed during the tsunami and get together for the sake of the nation.


Also it was highlighted that those who were defeated at the election should take it up in a good sprit and should not try to seize power.


The Venerable Thera stressed that the new cabinet should not exceed 30 members. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Shanmugam Monday, 12 January 2015 06:08 PM

    National government , reconciliation for tamils, live together happily and peacefully and move forward./ and make SRILANKA a prosperous and lucky country. I am positive the new president can do it with all support from other parties ONE SRILANKA WITH ALL SRILANKANS. God bless you President. many thanks

    Sam Fernando Tuesday, 13 January 2015 08:32 AM

    Be patient Rev. Sir. So far so good.

    Ryan Tuesday, 13 January 2015 08:37 AM

    Politicians should never get together. There should be strong opposition in a country.

    Kasyapa Tuesday, 13 January 2015 12:59 PM

    "Sir" who is that?

    sri Monday, 12 January 2015 07:39 PM

    Wish Buddhist priests stay away from politics. It is not good Buddhism !

    kk Tuesday, 13 January 2015 04:09 AM

    Ravi Karunanayake finance minsiter , how many fraud cases against him Is this social justice

    Saman Tuesday, 13 January 2015 05:52 AM

    Let him breath first. Has he formed the government. Yesterday only he completed the Cabinet formation. Yes he will do what was promised. Chuttak Iwaseemen Seneseema labe

    George Tuesday, 13 January 2015 06:28 AM

    Are you jobless Why are you worried about politics. Cant you just do your religious stuff and back off from our Parliament. MS doesnt need your counsel he is very clear to make the best decisions for our country via DM Android App

    Henry Tuesday, 13 January 2015 06:39 AM

    Buddhists Monks would stay away from politics if the country is being governed smoothly, they intervene only when there is an issue. They protect both religion

    Sri Lankan Minor Monday, 12 January 2015 05:49 PM

    Well said Sir.

    Rajah Tuesday, 13 January 2015 06:51 AM

    I too agree with you. these priests always try to create unnecessary problems for any govt. The Maha Nayaka Theros are there to advise the Rulers.

    Liberal One Monday, 12 January 2015 05:52 PM

    What nonsense. Should everyone raise there hands when police powers are handed to provincials?

    sathyanandan Monday, 12 January 2015 06:04 PM

    the venerable maduluwawe sobitha thero is a mahatma of srilanka


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