The Mahanayakes have appealed that the amendments should be granted passage for the benefit of the country, irrespective of party differences.
The Asgiriya Mahanayke the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha thera pointed out that Government as well as opposition members should taken the initiative on behalf of the welfare of the country without considering differences as the proposed amendments will benefit the country.
The Anunayaka of the Malwatte Chapter the Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri thera said the 18th Amendment should be adopted sans narrow political aims, to overcome certain obstacles in the constitution which impact making the country prosperous.