The International Community should also support constitutional amendments that have won the confidence of the people. Religious Leaders expressed this view at a media briefing of the Inter-Religious Organization for National unity.
Prof. Ven. Kamburugamuwe Vajira thera said the majority are of the view that the constitutional amendments are necessary. The present electoral system is not suitable to the country. The Government is in a position to consult the people in effecting the amendments. He said opposition parties too should be consulted and their views taken into consideration.
Rev. Fr. Sarath Hettiarachchi said Sri Lanka is a multi-religious, multi- linguistic and a multicultural country. He noted that the constitution should be suitable for all of them. He was confident the opposition would also join the Government in drafting a Constitution suitable for the country.
Moulavi Farouk pointed out that that the country consists of Buddhists, Islamists, Christians, Hindus and people professing other faiths. The amendments should be suitable for all of them. He said the leader of the country should be supported at a time when there is foreign pressure on the country. He was of the view that attempts should be made to seek foreign assistance without bowing down before them.