Cautioning the government and President Maithripala Sirisena that some Parliamentarians are all set to sabotage the implementation of 19 Amendment, the Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Naga Vihara and Chairman of the National Movement For a Just Society Ven Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera yesterday insisted that a General Election must go ahead.
The Thera said that a country cannot move forward with Parliamentarians who undermine the people’s aspirations and act without any regard or respect to their expectations or basic democratic principles.
He said some Parliamentarians are trying to nip the 19 Amendment in the bud. They are using every ounce of their energy to prevent it from coming to Parliament leave aside the scheduled vote to be taken on it, he said.
People exercised their franchise to make Maithripala Sirisena the President of this country because he pledged he would start abolishing the Executive Powers.
Asked what they will do as the National Movement for a Just Society if some Parliamentarians sabotaged the process, Ven Sobhitha thera said, there is a limit to this misbehaving by those who called themselves public representatives.
The people can give their determination, whether they are going to keem them in the legislature in the coming election.
Whether they will approve or disapprove the 19 Amendment to the Constitution, an election must go on for this purpose, he added.
CHAMIKARA WEERASINGHE /CDN