No final decision on JM proposal without Mahanayakas' consensus- SL President

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 June 2005, 05:05 GMT]
Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunge Friday early morning sent a special message to the Mahanayake Theras of three Chapters regarding the controversy over the signing of the joint mechanism structure with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). "Final decision to sign the proposed Joint Mechanism will not be taken without the consensus of the three Mahanayakas," the president assured in her letter, the State controlled Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) announced in its Friday morning news bulletin.

Minister Mr.Rohitha Bogollagama and parliamentarian Mr.Wijesdasa Rajapakse handed over the President's special message, addressed to the three Mahanayake Theras, to the Mahanayake Thera of Malwatte Chapter, around 4.30 a.m. Friday, the radio said.

Malwatte Mahanayake Thera promised the government delegation that the President's special messages to other Mahanayakas will be handed over to them.

Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge had told in her special message to the Mahanayakas that she is prepared to discuss the joint mechanism proposal with them at length.

Government sources said Malwatte Mahanayake Thera has taken immediate steps to convey the President's special message to Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera, Jathika Hela Urumaya parliamentarian who has been fasting unto death since Monday, protesting against the signing the proposed joint mechanism.

President's special message to the Buddhist prelates in response to their ultimatum issued to Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge Thursday against signing the joint mechanism structure without parliament's approval, sources said.

 

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