Maha Sangha of the three Nikayas, in a statement, extended their blessings to the new government of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna for their outstanding victory at the recently concluded General Elections.
“The sovereign people of this country gave a two-thirds majority mandate in Parliament, as expected by the President and the Prime Minister, with the expectation of bringing into fruition the programme of work started by the President under 'Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour.'
The need for persons with knowledge, intelligence, and integrity to be elected was pronounced at almost every political stage during the election campaign. The people have endorsed this sentiment in unmistaken terms,” the statement said.
The statement was signed by Aggamahapandita Kotugoda Dhammavasa Mahanayaka Thera, Supreme Patriarch of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya
Dr. Ittepane Dhammalankara Mahanayaka Thera, Chief Prelate of the Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabhava
Diviyagaha Yasassi Nayaka Thera, President of the Buddhasasana Karyasadhaka Mandalaya
Matale Dhammakusala Anunayaka Thera, Deputy Prelate of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Mahanikaya
Gantune Assaji Mahanayaka Thera, President Prelate of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya
Karagoda Uyangoda Maitreemurti Mahanayaka Thera,
Senior Professor Tumbulle Silakkhandha Nayaka Thera, Mahopadhyaya of the Asgiriya Chapter
Balangoda Sobhita Nayaka Thera, Head of the Vidyodaya Pirivena
Tirikunamale Ananda Mahanayaka Thera
Professor Kotapitiye Rahula Anunayaka Thera
Venerable Omare Kassapa Anunayaka Thera of the Sri Rohana Sangha Sabha
Aggamahapandita Makulave Vimala, Adhikarana Nayaka Thera of the Sri Lanka Ramanna Maha Nikaya and,
Professor Agalakada Sirisumana Maha Thera.