Monday, November 19, 2007

Prelate appeals for supporting President’s programmes

KANDY - The national programmes inclusive of the liberation of the land from the LTTE launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa should not be disrupted for selfish political gains observed the Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Anunayake Thero of the Malwatte Chapter, yesterday (18).

Ven. Vijithasiri Anunayake Thero said that during two years of President Rajapaksa had adopted several measures to give relief to the people.

President Rajapaksa had liberated the Eastern Province and was in the process of creating conditions in those parts of the country for the people to live in harmony without fear of terrorist attacks, the Thera said, urging all political parties not to resort to anything that would jeopardise that process.

The prelate added that he was confident that patriotic politicians would not let down the President at the Budget vote.

A similar statement was made the chief incumbent of Rajapavanaramaya Getambe Ven. Keppetiyagod Siriwimala Thero.

(Cyril Wimalasurendre)