Omalpe Sobitha Thero, the Chief Patron of the Hela Bodu Saviya, has sent a letter to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa regarding his concerns on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
Although the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, which has been gazetted and published, is due to be debated in Parliament on the 21st, the clergy who are dedicated to the Sasana and social service of the country in various ways have already expressed their displeasure, the Thero stated in the letter.
The letter also stated that the 20th Amendment would put the democracy of the country in a questionable position, as well as make the government highly unpopular within the civil community. Sobitha Thero requested the President to use the trust placed in him wisely and take the public’s concerns on 20A to his consideration.
He further stated that as the Leader of the democracy in this country, the President should pay special attention to those views.