The clergy has requested all Sri Lankans to refrain from obstructing public roads and damaging public and private property during protests.
The clergy said demands cannot be won through anger and a lack of patience.
Speaking at an event yesterday, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha thera said peace driven by religious beliefs are needed to win over the people’s struggle.
Sobitha thera said the people’s struggle at Galle Face that has surpassed 45-days is meaningful as it brings together the people and has also received the blessings of religious leaders.
The venerable noted the people’s frustrations and anger is understood when they remain in queues for fuel and gas for long hours.
The thera urged the public to act wisely with forward thinking measures.
Reverend Father Cyril Gamini who was also present at the event said the country needs a 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
Rev. Fr. Gamini said while the Amendment will be time consuming, such a measure must be fulfilled.
The Rev. said the country requires measures towards political stability, that is acceptable by all including the international community that will also be beneficial to the country.
Rev. Fr. Gamini added those engaged in the people’s protest and all citizens are expecting components of the 19th Amendment to be reintroduced through the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
He added the draft that has been tabled at present has certain shortcomings that must be amended.