Ven Murutthettuwe Ananda Thera said that he remembered how the people had said that if Ranil Wickremesinghe’s head and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s body were put together they could do a great service to this country.
Ven Ananda thero made these remarks at the occasion while UNP leader Ranil Wickramsinghe visited Chief Incumbent at the Narahenpita Abhayaramaya last evening (24).
After blessing to MrWickramasinghe, Ven Ananda Thero commented to the media.
“I speak without party politics. Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe became the Prime Minister of this country five times. During that time, as a people’s leader of the country, I think he did everything he could and could do. Fully equipped people are nowhere to be found. Despite all the shortcomings and weaknesses, he did everything he could for the country, nationally, culturally, religiously, and as a leader of the country. “
“We can criticize anyone. But I do not think there is a leader in this country who is not criticized. He came to power from the United National Party recently. Anyway, let’s put the undergrowth aside. Ranil Wickremesinghe is a leader who should be in the parliament of this country. “
“I am confident that it will be good for all of us to return to Parliament as the Leader of the UNP. That is because we always associated him personally, not party politics. During that period we regularly met and talked with Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera, Ven.Brahmawatte Seevali Thero and others. . “
“Therefore, leaving the party politics aside, I kindly request you at this time that our country, our nation is more important than the party, our nation is great, our country is great. I know you have a good mind to think about the country and the people. ”
“The whole cabinet has become hostages today. Without talking about the shortcomings of the country and the shortcomings of the people, they do certain things for their own protection. ”
“During the prosperous period when Arahant Mahinda came. What was the advice given by Arahant Mahinda to King Devanampiyatissa at that time? ”
“Your Majesty, you are not the owner of this country. You are a trustee of this country. ” “
“We need your support to rebuild this country now. I think you can give it to people no matter what they think of you. No matter what your party members or your former party members think, we believe that you are a leader with good intellect and farsightedness. ”