Head of the Presidential Task Force for ‘One Country, One Law’ Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara thera says it is very unwise to asses every programme that are being initiated in the country based on racial representation of individuals.
Responding to a query pertaining to the lack of Tamil representation in the Task Force during a media briefing today at the Presidential Media Centre, Gnanasara thera said many individuals have commented about the Task Force not due to concerns whether One Country is in existence but due to his appointment as the Chairman of the Task Force.
The Thera said it is known to all that various laws based on race, religion and regions are in place at present adding everyone accepts that such laws must amended.
Gnanasara thera said he was one of the individuals who brought up the matter in public without any reservation.
The Thera said his deep understanding and experience with dealing with different races, religions and regions were the main reasons behind his appointment as the Head of the Presidential Task Force.
Gnanasara thera said national peace, reconciliation and development cannot be achieved if children are not given common education, with a Muslim student being denied education in a Buddhist school and vice versa.
The Thera also said they were not given the responsibility to look into matters in a legal point of view.
Gnanasara thera said some can criticise them due to past incidents adding this was a result of their struggle to create an action plan to uplift the nation under one race, one law and one flag.