The Chief Incumbents of all three Sects, in a letter, reiterated the need for an Interim Administration to be established with the cooperation of all political parties, to resolve the current crisis.
The Mahanayake Theras,in their letter to the President, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, and Members of Parliament also emphasised the need for immediate action to restore political, social, and economic stability in the country and protect people’s lives.
The Chief Prelates reiterated that all political parties must work together to form an all-party interim government, comprising intellectuals. They expressed their displeasure and regret over the failure of public representatives to intervene and discuss the series of proposals directed by them on the 4 and 20 April, to bring about political stability in the country. At a time when the people are in dire straits, the Chief Prelates questioned the legitimacy of public representatives who are wasting millions of public funds and enjoying unlimited privileges in order to achieve political objectives. The joint statement was signed by Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Mahanayaka Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Most Ven. Dr. Warakagoda Dhammasiddi Sri Gnanarathabidhana Mahanayake Thera of the Siyamopali Maha Nikaya – Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Nayaka Thera of Sri Kelayanivasa, Amarapura Maha Nikaya and Maha Nayaka Thera of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Most Ven. Makulewe Wimalaabhidana Thera.
This is the third time that the Venerable Mahanayake Theras have written to the country’s political leadership regarding the existing crises in the country.