Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera says a person who has claimed the people’s mandate should be appointed as the President and establish an all-party government.
Speaking to media at Galleface, the Thera said the Speaker should intervene to convene Parliament tomorrow and elect a new President.
The Thera said there is no use in holding discussions anymore.
The venerable said the President Rajapaksa was not at the President’s House or the Presidential Secretariat today.
The venerable stated the President instead of hiding, should tender his resignation as he has lost the people’s mandate.
The Thera further added, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should never be appointed as the President.
He noted the Speaker should summon Parliament tomorrow and appoint a new President that is acceptable by the country.
The Thera said if such an individual is unable to be selected from Parliament, they can be appointed through the National List.