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Chief Prelates have lost faith on President, government: Hirunika

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Colombo, Feb 23 (Daily Mirror) - The Malwathu and Asgiri Chief Prelates have lost their faith on President Ranil Wickremesinghe and with the government as they have begun to raise doubts about the elections being held as scheduled, former MP Hirunika Premachandra said.

Premachandra visited the Chief Prelates yesterday to receive blessings for the launch of the first ever women's summit in Kandy. 

After the discussion, she told the media that the prelates had no trust in whether or not the government was going to hold the Presidential election.

"Sometimes the government says that they are going to hold a Presidential election, sometimes they talk about a parliamentary election, and sometimes they say that they are going to have a referandum," she said.

"It is clear that the Chief Prelates have no faith on the President, the government, or the procedures conducted by the government. This is a very critical situation. The highest blessing that anyone in this country, including the President, can receive is from the Chief Prelates. If the Chief Prelates are disappointed on the country and the leaders, it is a critical situation," she said.

"I don't think the government or any of the leaders in the country can get those blessings," Hirunika added.


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  • Gokula Siripathiarachchi Friday, 23 February 2024 02:02 PM

    I lost trust in the chief prelates a very long time ago. They are as useless as their testicles

    warren Friday, 23 February 2024 06:33 PM

    I lost trust in Cardinal a long time ago. He is as useless as what he says.

    Krishana Friday, 23 February 2024 02:11 PM

    Then whom they tust.

    Manjula Friday, 23 February 2024 02:34 PM

    The Chief Prelates are quite capable making a statement themselves. This looks like a mischievous statement purported to be made on behalf to the Chief Prelates. If she is spinning words on behalf of the Chief Prelates it is a very serious matter. It is common knowledge the mouth this opportunist has.

    Raven Friday, 23 February 2024 11:25 PM

    I too have suspicions after looking through this. Where is the copy which includes the Mahanayake's words too? Or is it that the Mahanayake is not someone important? The interviewer is also useless. He's also 'bowling full-tosses' as questions. Hahaha.

    Man Sunday, 25 February 2024 07:59 AM

    I think your testicles in disorder to worry about others since this is relating to a religion.

    Kandiah Balendran Friday, 23 February 2024 02:36 PM

    Kudunika family amassed great wealth from the kudu business.

    Cheers Friday, 23 February 2024 02:54 PM

    Is that the reason during aragalaya you climbed gates with opposition but failed go home

    Johan Friday, 23 February 2024 03:17 PM

    Everyone knows there are cockroaches ,leeches and miece in the govt.

    This is reality Friday, 23 February 2024 03:38 PM

    Naturally the people refer to the governing types as THEM'O'CRAZY.

    lion Friday, 23 February 2024 04:02 PM

    Please keep this in mid whenever you get in to the stage please dont start lambasting JVP digging in to their past which took place more than 36 years ago. It will not bring your party anywhere and those who listen mostly young generation may not aware what you are talking. Just talk about the economy and how your leader is approaching the burning economic problems the country is facing now. scolding Anura kumara with your high voice will not get your party anywhere, instead it might effect your vote bank.

    Terrence K Friday, 23 February 2024 05:28 PM

    What have the Prelates done to bring these Politicians to the right track. Just assuming that they have lost faith and doing nothing will never solve the problems the country is facing. When these politicians visit these Prelates carrying baskets of fruits and other paraphenalia the Prelates are full of smiles and these Politicians are under the impression that they have won acceptance and blessings. Only in one instance the Malwatte Thero did not want any of these politicians visting him. Bold stands should be taken to reprimand these politicians when they try to deviate from the laws laid under the Constitution with a general consensus that all Prelates from all Nikayas keep these politicians at bay with one voice instead of one or two of them giving audience to these politicians.!!!!!!!!

    Nimal Friday, 23 February 2024 06:02 PM

    People never had any faith in this pin president.

    Spartacus Friday, 23 February 2024 08:49 PM

    Who cares for the prelates, they lost there credibility long time ago.

    Malwathu and Asgiri are smaller in numbers because they are Govigama only racists Friday, 23 February 2024 10:07 PM

    Anyone who is not Govigama should realise that the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters are first, smaller in number compared to the chapters which take persons regardless of race. And they are also continuing to be racist, so they can keep their Maligawa while the rest of the country will rebel against them. They are Siam style anyway, and substandard, compared to traditional Sri Lankan nikaya.

    Jude Saturday, 24 February 2024 07:27 AM

    NOT only prelates, 90% of lankans lost faith on president and this government.

    Sambo Saturday, 24 February 2024 08:32 AM

    The first thing is the prelates should prevent politicians from coming to receive blessing. They murder, steal and come for blessings. Today this country is suffering in many ways is because they even trying to cheat the God's.

    Ama Saturday, 24 February 2024 09:34 AM

    "Chief Prelates" only supported SLPP being elected to office. They are responsible this mess.

    Ruwan Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:15 AM

    The president and the government have repeatedly said that elections will be held on time in November. So why's this dreamt-up nonsense being repeated?

    Ama Saturday, 24 February 2024 12:39 PM

    RW is cunning. Did not you know this?


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