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Asgiri Nayake Thera bestows blessings

Sep 5, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A leader loved by the people and sincerely committed to the welfare of the country should have the opportunity to rule the country without any legal constraints as long as the people desire so, said Asgiri Mahanayake Most Ven Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Thera when he met External Affairs Minister Prof G L Pieris. The Minister was on a mission to brief the Mahanayake Theras on the proposed Constitutional reforms. "The country must have a stable ruler with necessary powers. There should be no term limits for a leader who loves the people and contributes to the country’s development. If the people demand his leadership without rejecting him, it is wrong to impose constraints on his rule," the Mahanayake Thera said. He also said that the proposed reforms are being brought not for the President’s personal gain but for the benefit of the country. As such other groups also should support his endeavour, the Nayake Thera added. "Through the amendment there won’t be any extension of the duration of the Presidency because the people would be free to elect anyone of their choice. If someone else gets elected he also could stay in office as long as the people wish." The Maha Nayake Thera also called on the Opposition to support the reforms as they are beneficial. There is a huge development drive in the country and it should not be interrupted, he said.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/09/06/news01.asp