Prime Minister insists will not allow to divide the country

RanilPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today insisted that the Government will not leave room for anyone to divide the country.

Making a special statement today on the proposed Constitutional changes, the Prime Minister said that the entire process will have the participation of all political parties and the public.

He said that for the first time, the process to draft a new Constitution will also see the involvement of social media.

He dismissed fears that the drafting of the new constitution will result in the division of the country or bring harm to Buddhism.

The Prime Minister said that as a Sri Lankan, Sinhalese Buddhist he will do his utmost to protect the Nation and ensure unity.

Wickremesinghe said that the several amendments have been sought to the proposed Constitutional Assembly, particularly by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the coalition Government.

The Prime Minister invited all other political parties to submit their proposed amendments to the Constitutional Assembly in order to reach a consensus.

He said that drafting a new Constitution in a key requirement for the country and played down concerns being raised on the process being adopted by the Government by some members of the opposition, particularly former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Sri Lankans should not forget that Tamil Diaspora and Western countries were heavily involved in appointing this man after conspiring to topple previous government. When they fail all their trump cards now shedding ‘Crocodile tears’. He is a shameless man who cannot be trusted.

  2. Bad logic and confidence of another commonwealth slave island.
    You will end up destroying the island of plantations like your uncle the sinhala buddhist chameleon.
    your idea of new constitution is to paper over the killings by the ruling class from the day of independence and create a sinha le police state guided by government sponsored royal college and bestiality breed buddhist.

  3. Why do all Sinhala leaders speak of “dividing the country”. The Tamils are asking for an Indian model system of government in Sri Lanka. If that be the case, Is India divided? The Sinhalese , once promoted a federal system of government in Sri Lanka. Why are they refusing now.?

    That is why the Tamil people are asking for a referendum in the North and East to determine their fate. It seems that it is very difficult for the Tamils to live with the Sinhalese. Our present Tamil leaders are lacking in their thoughts about the position of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
    One forthright example to show how the Sinhalese are working against the Tamils is that about 6 to 7 thousand acres of land in vali-North is forcibly occupied by the armed forces. They want the KKS harbour and they do not want to resettle the people of Myliddy as the army wants the Myliddy harbour which is only 1 1/2 miles apart.

    The new constitution which the government is trying to formulate is not going to do any good for the Tamils and the Sinhalese are going to continue subjugating the Tamils.

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