April 1, 2010 02:07 pm
The United National Party (UNP) has now changed its stance on the Executive Presidency. The UNP now accepts that it has to be done away with. It is we who brainwashed and change its stance, Jathika Bikshu Peramuna or National Bhikku Front head Ven. Dambere Amila Thera told the media today.
Ven. Amila Thera addressing journalists during a Democratic
National Alliance (DNA) media briefing at General (retired) Sarath Fonseka’s office
at Rajakeeya Mawatha in
Commenting on the suspension of the GSP Plus trade
“The rulers cannot shun their responsibilities towards the nation. If they do so, the international community will shun such a nation,” Ven. Dambare Amila Thera said.
The Ven. Thera added that the Government has been marketing the war victory during the Provincial Council elections, the Presidential election and now is marketing the same story for the General Elections as well. If not for General Fonseka and his fearless leadership in defeating the Tiger terrorists, can the Government market such a thing, queried the Ven. Thera.
“The same Government which is marketing the war victory is now letting the General who was responsible in achieving it to die a slow death in detention. It will later claim that it was a natural death,” Ven. Dambere Amila Thera said.