Constitutional crisis bound to disturb peace process-Bishops
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 May 2003, 16:38 GMT]
The Catholic Bishop Conference of Sri Lanka in a statement issued Wednesday expressed “profound disappointment” over the present political situation especially about the current standoff between Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and President over the latter’s decision to take over a ministry amid objections and protests by the ruling party.
"The crisis is bound to disturb the present peace process which has already suffered a setback as the temporary withdrawal by the LTTE. Both leaders should forget their differences and work together to save the people of the country," said the statement.
The Catholic Bishop Conference appealed to the President and Prime Minister," The dignity of their office and the responsibility they shoulder should inspire them to give up petty party politics. The two leaders should work with great personal sacrifice towards the welfare of the people," the statement further said.