Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero addressing a seminar on Wednesday emphasised on fulfilling the promises that the government made to the people.
Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero said that the government and President Maithripala Sirisena have made a commitment that an end to the Executive Presidency will be done and that the 17th Amendment to the Constitution will be done. They have made a commitment to change the electoral system and that the Commission to Investigation Allegations of Bribery or Corruption will be properly implemented and perpetrators will be penalised. However, if the commitment are not fulfilled, everything will be over. The Gods will be raged.
Former Army Commander, General Sarath Fonseka said;
We had no choice, so went to war. The vision was there because war was banned. But because the people wanted water, and because the paddy lands were going dry, we fought continuously for nine months. We never looked at the time for anything.