New constitution not needed – Maha Nayake Theros
Posted on July 4th, 2017

By Yusuf Ariff Courtesy Adaderana

The Chief Incumbents of the three main Nikayas, who met this evening for a special discussion, unanimously decided that there is no need for a new Constitution.

Maha Nayaka Theros and Anu Nayaka Theros of the Siyam Nikaya, Amarapura Nikaya and Ramanna Nikaya convened a special gathering today in order to discuss several key issues currently prevailing in the country.

They unanimously decided that it is most suitable to keep the existing constitution and that if need be only the election system should be amended, the Anunayake of Asgiri Chapter, Ven. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero said.

The top Buddhist leaders of the country also called on the government to resolve the controversial SAITM issue immediately.

They also stated that a bill is an attempt to table a bill in Parliament tomorrow to proceed with legal action against war heroes over certain incidents during the war and expressed their disapproval of this bill.

He also stated that a decision was taken to appoint a committee to look into the various national and religious issues which have surfaced in the country as of lately and find amicable solutions to them.

However, a proposal containing the decisions taken during today’s meeting are to be handed over to the President on Thursday (6), he added.

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