Broad front formed to take on govt.June 25, 2012, 9:58 pm
By Franklin R. Satyapalan and Norman Palihawadana
Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Sri Naga Vihare, Ven. Madulawe Sobitha Nayake Thera, yesterday announced that a broad front would be forged to fight lawlessness, crime, bribery, corruption and unbridled politicization and to restore democracy and good governance in the country.
Ven. Sobitha Thera said that civic minded people would continue their struggle relentlessly until the rule of law was restored, the independent Commissions for Elections, Public Service, Police and the Judicial Service were established, a new Constitution was drawn up and the executive presidency abolished.
Ven. Ulapone Sumangala Thera of Dharmayathana, Narahenpita, organised a closed-door meeting of Anunayake Theras from each of the 17 districts in the country, excluding the eight district of the North and the East, on Sunday, June 24, at 2.00 p.m. at his temple at Nawala Road.
Ven. Ulapone Sumangala Thera said that a briefing would be convened this week for local and foreign Media to officially announce their decision to the country. They would thereafter present their action plan to the people.
Among the invitees at the meeting were former army Commander General Sarath Fonseka, Deputy Leader of the UNP Sajith Premadasa, Parliamentarian’s Karu Jayasuriya, Jayantha Ketagoda and Attorney-at-Law Ravi Jayawardena.
Sajith Premadasa said that as he was away in the Polonnaruwa district, participating at a series of commemoration ceremonies for his late father, President Ranasinghe Premadasa, he had requested his mother, Mrs. Hema Premadasa, to represent him at the religious programme organised by the Nayake Theras to create religious reawakening coupled with other matters to restore democracy in the country.
The Ven. Ulapone Thera said that the 34 Anunayakes had been invited.
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