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The right to life should be protected by legislators.


The right to life should be protected by legislators. in a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the Chief Prelates of four Chapters underlined that it is the duty of legislators to comprehend the reasons for the problem and protect people’s right to life, without adhering to specific political objectives.

They emphasized that, if the current administration is unable to accomplish this, the best course of action would be to transfer power to a group of academics who could foster political stability and successfully navigate the nation’s upcoming economic issues.

The letter makes ten recommendations to the president and party leaders, among them the establishment of an all-party, nonpartisan administration. The Mahanayakes of the Malwatte Chapter Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera, the Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera, the Amarapura Chapter Most Ven. Dodampahala Chandrasiri Thera, and the Ramannaya Maha Nikaya Most Ven. Makulewe Wimala Thera has all signed the letter.

The Chief Prelates claim that they have frequently briefed the President on the serious challenges that the nation’s citizens are facing as a result of the political and economic unrest there, as well as the actions that must be taken to end the crisis by restoring public confidence.

The Chief Prelates also urged the President to pass the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution in order to promote economic stability and alleviate the public’s suffering in order to guarantee the public’s immediate well-being through political and economic stability.

“The tenure of the All-Party Government shall not exceed six months, but may be increased to twelve or eighteen months with the approval of all party leaders, According to the Chief Prelates, if all parties are unable to come to an agreement on appointing a party leader to serve as the head of the All-Party Government, an internationally renowned non-partisan Sri Lankan person should be chosen to fulfill that role.

“Handing over the Government to a group of scholars who have the ability to do so without aggravating the public suffering will be praised by all Sri Lankans,” the letter said. “If the Executive and the Legislature fail to bring about political stability in the country and successfully face the economic challenges, minimize the rising Cost of Living, and secure public life.”

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