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Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, one of the key activists in President Maithripala Sirisena’s election campaign, today said that they didn’t ask for the 100-day programme.


“We in fact suggested six months to deliver promises given to the people,” he said. 


Holding a news conference at Naga Viharaya in Kotte, the Head of the National Movement for Social Justice, Ven. Sobitha Thera said their movement's opinion was to make the reforms within six months of time but the political parties including the UNP opted for the 100-day programme.


"We didn’t ask for 100 days. The government could take until next April to deliver its promises as it seems it is running out of time. An election is not the priority at this time. People voted for reforms, which the government should deliver at any cost," he said. 


The Thera said the government should do away with the Preferential Vote System and bring in a new electoral system before a general election.  “This is a must,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)








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  • kamal Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:53 PM

    Agree with Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera explanation. We need to correct what ever went wrong during the previous Government. Do not come to an election without keeping the promises to the general public. It is a kind of suicide, UNP guys know how to suicide very well.

    Jer Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:35 PM

    You only pointing out two things. Most of things on 100 scheduled until today happened. Be patience

    Dayawathie Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:59 PM

    When did we deliver anything on time in Sri Lanka ?. With all due respect to you Revd.Thero , are you moving the goal posts now ?.

    Labby Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:08 PM

    Is this the reason why the government is backtracking on its promise to bring all wrongdoers to book?

    CW Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:08 PM

    Musavada Veramani Sikkhapadan Samadiyami.

    lapas Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:33 AM

    Fully agree with you Revd Thero, This is wise thinking

    Aruna Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:30 AM

    Are you an Indian Agent?

    Ukkun Putha Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:51 PM

    Sir, who is short sighted? your decent reductions are coming at an expenses to the government which has to come from tax from somewhere else as the politicians are not going to pump this money from their pockets Only way out is to work hard to develop this country which no one else did for the last 60 years except MR.

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:12 PM

    I fully agree with Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera. Sudden hurried activities and not good. The government need one year to do the necessary changes gradually. There is no need for an election at present

    LogicalCitizen Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:45 AM

    I am a better Buddhist than him. He cannot go in front of lord Buddha and denie this.

    mailman Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:01 AM

    How short sighted people are. The Rajapakse regime ruled for 8 years out of which we got peanuts. New roads did not increase our income the cost of living soared. At least with the new regime we got decent reductions. We need to also take note that you cannot just charge a man and send him to prison like the Rajapakse regime did to General SF. You need to find good solid rock hard proof do you think such proof can be found easily. Statements of persons alone is not good enough. MY3 Take all the time you need if your plans for this country and its people are noble. via DM Android App

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:05 AM

    People voted for the reform of the terrible governance, seems it is going to be reborn. People always losers.

    T Wickramaratna Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:27 PM

    Rev Sir, you fought for yahapalanaya, but now we see yasapalanaya.Drug peddlers,Roughs

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:28 PM

    But we need to see active progress. Unfortunately we do not see this at this time.

    Alahapperuma Wednesday, 18 February 2015 04:31 PM

    The Five Precepts are the basis of Buddhist morality. The first precept is to avoid killing or harming living beings. The second is to avoid stealing, the third is to avoid sexual misconduct, the fourth is to avoid lying and the fifth is to avoid alcohol and other intoxicating drugs.Are you Pretending to be a buddhist priest?

    asoka Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:42 AM

    Why do you keep your mouth silence regarding the replacement of THISARA SAMARASINGHE

    tikiri Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:53 AM

    except 1 and 2 he is for 3,4 and 5

    ponil Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:59 PM

    rise is more expensive than maradane drus ,,best quality!

    Rish Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:50 PM

    How can the goal post move if the thero did not define one in the first place. If at all its MY3 and Ranil who should be moving posts.

    lkboy Wednesday, 18 February 2015 05:20 PM

    yes, agree.

    jayantha Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:02 PM

    The common man does not want general elections right now. But we expect political reforms and action against corruption in due course. The political culture is changing in Sri Lanka and people are demanding wise political decisions from their leaders.

    C. Rajakaruna Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:05 PM

    He is not only a RAW agent but for CIA and others as well

    srilanka Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:36 AM

    do not agree these chaps first said 100 days had even a calander agenda ,,then now nothng is done .........munta thawa 600 years thunth they will never do the thigs they promise better to ask them also to get out and vote for maybe jvp . at the end of 100 days if executive presidency is not abolished and they cannot commit anyone for allas and dushana then they must be sent to prison for treason of the nation dam liars . ...anyway people will take to the street soon the way things go .

    Ryan Wednesday, 18 February 2015 05:44 PM

    you are reverend sir and because of that no comments

    A. Silva Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:45 AM

    Ven Sobitha Sadu,Why do not you ask President Sirisena to abolish the present constitution completely and to re-introduce the Solbury constitution with lower house and upper house in the Parliament and the same voting system that we had under that constitution. That is what we had before 1972 and we all lived very peacefully under more democratic rule during that period. By amending present constitution is a waste of time and waste of money only

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 19 February 2015 04:26 PM

    Haamuduruwane, in the construction sector itself lost over 50,000 jobs at present. With their dependents over 150,000 have lost revenue. Mahinda Matthaya lost the election marginally. Under the circumstance I think he will be the next Executive PM, as people (voters) would have different priority than Yaha Paalanaya. Ranil Mahattaya always like to be happy to the position of " Vipaska Naayaka Kama" . Therefore take enough time to deliver the promises.

    patriot Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:02 PM

    Is the 100 days that MY3 won the election, do not forget. As always now is to give what you promise during the PE campaign.

    Sujith Thursday, 19 February 2015 08:59 AM

    Hon Thero just speaks what Indians want us to do. Seems like an Indian RAW Agent

    Bala Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:04 PM

    Fully agreewith you Revd Thero. What we want is the final good result. Even Engineers and builders give approx time but reasonable extension allowed.So if you can do it in 150 days very fine - just do it.

    nawshad1 Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:13 PM

    all the pre plans will not be full filled by within 100days.

    Rala Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:32 PM

    "SUDDEN HURRY" to defeat MR put the country in to enimies hand..

    jj Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:33 PM

    Unfortunately majority could not fore see it...

    Aruna Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:29 AM

    What do you mean?.

    Lal De Zoysa Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:24 PM

    Better you keep your mouth shut. The way things are going you will never be a veeraya

    leel Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:55 PM

    buffalos can not see any good things they can see only grass.

    Premalal Thursday, 19 February 2015 02:09 PM

    This time we the people should not allow the politicians to go back on their word. We must have a viable alternative and the ven. Monk should take the lead.


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