A Buddhist Monk who attended a conference on establishing an interim-government organised by the Maha Sangha for the political parties at the Sri Lanka Foundations Institute yesterday (30) told media that any Constitution that traps the people’s representatives in Parliament only to protect their political positions endangering the people would be useless and therefore, should be burned at every junction.
“What should be noted for sure is, that this country has the people’s sovereignty. There is no legislature, executive or judiciary beyond the people’s sovereignty. We stand straight when the National Anthem is played, but we do not when the man next to us faints and falls. Having it said, Should the people’s representatives in Parliament let people die to protect their political positions due to the Constitution when the entire country has collapsed and the people are on the verge of being killed due to the absence of medicines and food, we need no such people’s representatives, nor do we need such a Constitution. We will burn this Constitution at every junction.” said Pagoda Janthawansa Thero.
As the Thero was making this comment with the reporters, Leader of the ’43 Brigade’ (Hathalis Thuna Senankaya) movement MP Patali Champika Ranawaka was also seen behind him.