Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera of Sri Abhayaramaya, Naharenpita says citizens are disappointed by the actions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has been listening to wrong advice by those around him.
Speaking to media in Colombo today, the Thera hoped that the country’s leaders would seek advice from intellectuals and experts who have identified the situation in the country.
The Venerable recalled how people embraced the appointment of a new leader in the country, since they were tired of certain decisions taken by the previous administration.
Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera noted that people were quickly regretting their decisions since advisors to the President were issuing directives to benefit only a selected group of people.
Also speaking on the fertiliser crisis within the country, Ananda Thera said farmers have been severely inconvenienced due to the inefficiency of public officials.
Muruththettuwe Ananda Thera also pointed out that the Minister of Agriculture needs to be flexible in his decision making.